Dumbbell Shoulder Press Exercise Guide
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Dumbbell Shoulder Press is a strength exercise that works your traps, deltoids and front deltoids.
Dumbbell Shoulder Press is a great simple move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your neck, shoulders, upper back and upper body.
It requires dumbbells to do.
How to do Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Place dumbbells on either side of shoulders with elbows below wrists.
Press dumbbells upward until arms are extended overhead. Lower to sides of shoulders and repeat.
See suggested mount and dismount when using heavy dumbbells.
Learn how to do dumbbell shoulder press from this step-by-step illustrations:
The muscles used for dumbbell shoulder press may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for dumbbell shoulder press are:
- Front Deltoids
- Rear Deltoids
Frequently Asked Questions
Training, Progressions and Regressions
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Dumbbell Shoulder Press Training and Progressions
Standards and Averages
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Dumbbell Shoulder Press Standards and Averages
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Dumbbell Shoulder Press Alternatives
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Dumbbell Shoulder Press Variations
|Muscles Worked||Trapezius, Triceps Brachii, Deltoids, Pectorals, Lateral Deltoids, Anterior Deltoids|
|Location||At Gym, At Home, Outdoor|
|Major Exercise||Barbell Military Press|
|Target muscle(s)||Traps, Deltoids, Front Deltoids|
|Synergyst muscle(s)||Triceps, Pecs, Rear Deltoids|