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Arnold Dumbbell Press

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Shoulders
Other Muscles: Triceps
Equipment: Dumbbell
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Intermediate
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Arnold Dumbbell Press Guide

Main Muscle: Shoulders

  1. Sit on an exercise bench with back support and hold two dumbbells in front of you at about upper chest level with your palms facing your body and your elbows bent. Tip: Your arms should be next to your torso. The starting position should look like the contracted portion of a dumbbell curl.
  2. Now to perform the movement, raise the dumbbells as you rotate the palms of your hands until they are facing forward.
  3. Continue lifting the dumbbells until your arms are extended above you in straight arm position. Breathe out as you perform this portion of the movement.
  4. After a second pause at the top, begin to lower the dumbbells to the original position by rotating the palms of your hands towards you. Tip: The left arm will be rotated in a counter clockwise manner while the right one will be rotated clockwise. Breathe in as you perform this portion of the movement.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations: You can perform the exercise standing up but that is not recommended for people with lower back issues.



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Mar 28, 2014 8:48 PM: Good resistance training.



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Mar 15, 2014 10:41 PM: Solid exercise



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Feb 15, 2014 12:18 PM: I love this exercise! Wouldn't trade it!



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Feb 1, 2014 8:09 PM: done these for years... I don't let the weight rest in front of me (unless I'm dead tired). This burns out the muscle quickly but the added momentum when pressing allows you to keep up your reps.



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Jan 17, 2014 6:45 AM: Works the entire shoulder well



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Nov 17, 2013 3:59 AM: One of my first ever exercises and is certainly a fav. Also a good warm up for shoulders as well



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Nov 12, 2013 9:44 AM: Awesome exercise. Makes the shoulders burn!!



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Nov 11, 2013 4:05 AM: love this one!!



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Oct 12, 2013 4:34 PM: Fast top, slow down.



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Aug 21, 2013 7:54 PM: really great



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