Arnold press

Named after the iconic bodybuilder and movie star, the Arnold press adds rotation to a classic shoulder press. It allows the hands to rotate naturally, while also hitting all three heads of the deltoids in one motion. It is usually performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps or more, as part of the upper-body or shoulder-focused portion of a workout.


  1. Great for adding mass to the shoulders
  2. May be more shoulder-friendly than palms-forward presses
  3. Great main movement on shoulder day or accessory move for other presses

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