The Dumbbell Shoulder Press is an upper body exercise that primarily targets the shoulders, but also works the triceps. This is a compound exercise which is well suited to intermediate lifters.
- Perform seated or standing up.
- Lift a pair of dumbbells up to head height with your arms at 90 degrees out to your sides.
- Press the dumbbells up so that they meet above your head, keeping your elbows out to the sides. Slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position and repeat.
- Keep your shoulder blades pinned back throughout. Avoid overarching your back by keeping your abs contracted throughout.