Primary muscles: Shoulders
Secondary muscles: Arms, upper back
Equipment: Dumbbell, kettlebell
DUMBBELL SHOULDER TO SHOULDER PRESS INSTRUCTIONS
1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell in front of your right shoulder, with your elbows pointing down.
2. Extend your arms and push the dumbbell up and over your head.
3. Bend your elbows and slowly lower the weight to your left shoulder.
4. Keep alternating shoulders until the set is complete.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Open your chest, keep your back straight, neck relaxed and exhale as you push the dumbbells up and over your head. Give back support by engaging your core muscles, keep your shoulders back and maintain your elbows close to your body.
The dumbbell shoulder to shoulder press targets the shoulders and helps to strengthen and define the muscles. This exercise helps to improve shoulder range of motion and reduces the risk of injury.
SETS AND REPS
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RELATED UPPER BODY EXERCISES
Try these other upper body exercises to tone, tighten and sculpt your triceps, biceps, chest, upper back and shoulders:
Standing cross chest curl
Stability ball chest press
Standing Y raise
Bent over front back punch