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how to do the dumbbell overhead press

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent. Hold a pair of dumbbells just outside of your shoulders with your arms bent and palms facing each other.

Press both dumbbells up until the weights are overhead and your arms are straight. Pause, then lower the dumbbells under control back to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  1. Keep your shoulder blades tucked down and back for more shoulder stability as you press the weights overhead.
  2. Don’t excessively arch your lower back as you press the weights overhead.
  3. Don’t allow your elbows to flare out to the sides