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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: NoForce: 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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Jun 29, 2015 8:30 PM: I feel this one in my shoulders like nothing else. I love it.

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Jun 18, 2015 2:48 PM: I think this is alright, but I get more of a burn from the normal dumbbell shoulder press

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May 3, 2015 12:42 PM: excellent exercise, best if performed slowly while focusing on the movement

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Mar 31, 2015 12:50 PM: Nice! Works very good.

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Mar 21, 2015 5:55 PM: I like to start this one with my arms hanging so I feel like I get a full range of motion (so basically a curl into an Arnold Press)

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Mar 11, 2015 12:31 AM: its good

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Mar 5, 2015 12:48 PM: I am so sore

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Dec 28, 2014 1:28 PM: I loved this exercise! I'm using a 35lbs, 25lbs, 20lbs drop-sets of 4 sets!

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Nov 25, 2014 5:15 AM: Tried these for first time, super set with Side Lateral raise, ouch!! my shoulders were still on fire well after last sets, definitely worth adding to any workout.

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Aug 25, 2014 7:49 PM: Badass workout

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