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Standing Dumbbell Press

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

Main Muscle: Shoulders

  1. Standing with your feet shoulder width apart, take a dumbbell in each hand. Raise the dumbbells to head height, the elbows out and about 90 degrees. This will be your starting position.
  2. Maintaining strict technique with no leg drive or leaning back, extend through the elbow to raise the weights together directly above your head.
  3. Pause, and slowly return the weight to the starting position.



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Review: Standing Dumbbell Press

Exercise Rating
9/10

May 17, 2014 10:02 PM: Guarantee to get your money's worth with this compound exercise



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Exercise Rating
9/10

Jul 29, 2013 4:22 AM: worked traps way more than shoulders for me, nonetheless still a good workout ;)



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Review: Standing Dumbbell Press

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10/10

Jun 13, 2013 12:05 AM: Top!



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Review: Standing Dumbbell Press

Exercise Rating
9/10

Jan 1, 2013 8:41 AM: If the arms are vertical enough, it works much also traps and rhomboids.



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Tip: Standing Dumbbell Press

Exercise Rating
9/10

Aug 9, 2012 6:02 AM: I prefer this exercise to the barbell version simply due to the fact that it will work your rotator cuff a little better since it requires more stabilization. Do it with your feet together for the "military" version and add even more stabilization.



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Review: Standing Dumbbell Press

Exercise Rating
9/10

May 24, 2012 8:15 AM: a bit surprised that no one has review this yet. It's a good compound workout to start off with and will hit the parts of the shoulder that you don't work often. It'll give 'em a nice burn afterwards. You should go light with this and take your time that way you can get the full benefit of the work...+See More



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