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Exercise Demonstrations

Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press

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Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press Exercise

Starting Position

Sit on the end of a bench or use a bench/chair that supports the back. Hold dumbbells in each hand. Hold weights with palms facing out and elbows at 90 degrees, palms at shoulder level.


EXHALE: Push weights overhead until arms are straight and in line with shoulders. Don't lock elbows completely.

INHALE: Return to starting position to complete one rep.

Special Instructions

If you experience shoulder pain, have palms facing in toward the body. Don't arch your back as you perform exercise.

Muscles Worked: Shoulders

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