Dumbbell Push Press

See how to do a push press with SHOCK Personal Trainer Ashley Steele!

How to Dumbbell Push Press

Primary Muscles: Upper Body,  Shoulders

Exercise Families: Press

Equipment: Dumbbell

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Stand with the feet hip-width apart, hold a pair of weights on the front of the shoulders with the elbows pointed down.

  2. Quickly dip down at the hips by bending the knees and quickly exploding upward. Press the dumbbells overhead by extending the hips without letting the knees collapse to the inside.

  3. “Catch” the weights overhead with the arms overhead, elbows extended and hips and knees slightly bent. Lower the dumbbells to the starting position, pause briefly, and repeat for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  4. You should feel this working the glutes, hips, arms, chest, and shoulders.   

Alternative Exercises:

Med Ball Push Press  Alternating Arm Raise

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