Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Learn how to perform an overhead press correctly with instructions and video guide by SHOCK Fitness Trainer, Ashley Steele!

How to Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Primary Muscles: Upper Body,  Shoulders

Exercise Families: Press

Equipment: Dumbbell

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Stand in good posture with the chest up, back arched, arms at the sides. Flex the arms and position the weights in front of the shoulders with the palms facing the hips.

  2. Press the dumbbells overhead with control, pause briefly, and return the weights to the starting position. Repeat the overhead press for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  3. You should feel this working the arms, and shoulder muscles such as the deltoids and traps.     

Alternative Exercises:

Seated Shoulder Press  Med Ball Push Press

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