Seated Shoulder Press

Learn how to perform a seated shoulder press perfectly with instructions and video by SHOCK Fitness Trainer, Ashley Steele.

How to Seated Shoulder Press

Primary Muscles: Upper Body,  Shoulders

Exercise Families: Press

Equipment: Dumbbell

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Grab a pair of dumbbells and sit on a stable surface. Maintain good posture and lift the arms in the air with the elbows bent 90 degrees. This is the starting position.

  2. Press the dumbbells overhead in an arcing motion, pause briefly with the dumbbells overhead, and lower the weights back to the starting position with control.

  3. Continue the movement and repeat the shoulder press for the specified amount of time.

  4. You should feel this working the arms, deltoids, and shoulders. 

Alternative Exercises:

Standing Shoulder Press  Med Ball Push Press

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