Dumbbell Standing Arnold Press Exercise Guide

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Dumbbell Standing Arnold Press is a strength exercise that works your traps and deltoids.

Dumbbell Standing Arnold 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.

Dumbbell Standing Arnold Press

How to do Dumbbell Standing Arnold Press

Exercise

Start out standing up straight with foot shoulder width apart and holding a dumbbell in each pocket.

Slowly, by using your knees, lift the dumbbells to shoulder level and curl your hands so that they are pointing in towards your chest.

from there lift one dumbbell over your head, while holding the other one still, pressing in your hand, and stay for a count.

Return back to the starting position and repeat with the opposite hand.

Repeat for as many reps and sets as needed.

Illustrated Guide

Learn how to do dumbbell standing arnold press from this step-by-step illustrations:

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Muscles Worked

The muscles used for dumbbell standing arnold 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 standing arnold press are:

Primary Muscles

  • Traps
  • Deltoids

Synergyst Muscles

  • Triceps

Frequently Asked Questions

What muscles does Dumbbell Standing Arnold Press work?
Dumbbell Standing Arnold Press works traps, deltoids.
What is Dumbbell Standing Arnold Press good for?
Dumbbell Standing Arnold Press is beneficial for conditioning and to strengthen. It works the best for neck, shoulders, upper back and upper body, as it works traps, deltoids. Dumbbell Standing Arnold Pres is a great strength exercise for men, men over 50, women and women over 50.
Is Dumbbell Standing Arnold Pres a good exercise?
Dumbbell Standing Arnold Pres is a popular strength exercise for traps, deltoids.

Training, Progressions and Regressions

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Dumbbell Standing Arnold Press Training and Progressions

Standards and Averages

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Alternatives

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Variations

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Dumbbell Standing Arnold Press Variations

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Classification

Type(s) Strength, Compound
Muscles Worked Trapezius, Triceps Brachii, Deltoids
Difficulty Level(s) Simple
Equipment Dumbbells
Location At Gym, At Home, Outdoor

Muscles Worked

Target muscle(s) Traps, Deltoids
Synergyst muscle(s) Triceps

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