Strength

Dumbbell Overhead Press

The Dumbbell Overhead Press targets the shoulders, toning arms and enhancing upper body strength. Regular practice of this exercise improves stability by pressing and lowering dumbbells.
View all exercises
Dumbbell Overhead Press instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand.
2
Raise your hands up to your shoulders with your palms facing forward.
3
Press the dumbbells upward till your arms are fully extended.
4
Pause briefly at the top, then lower the dumbbells back down to shoulder height.
5
Repeat the process for the programmed number of reps.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand.
Raise your hands up to your shoulders with your palms facing forward.
Press the dumbbells upward till your arms are fully extended.
Pause briefly at the top, then lower the dumbbells back down to shoulder height.
Repeat the process for the programmed number of reps.
Equipment needed
Bands
Barbell
Battle Ropes
Bench
Bosu
Box
Cables
Dip Bar
Dumbbell
EZ Curl Bar
Hex Bar
Kettlebell
Ladder
Machine
Pull-Up Bar
Yoga Ball
Muscles used
This is some text inside of a div block.
Back
Front
Strength distributions
This graph shows how much weight men and women could lift for a single maximum-effort rep.
Explore other exercises
Start your fitness journey today
Enjoying exercises like Dumbbell Overhead Press, but want more personalization? Join CoPilot to build a stronger, healthier, and more confident version of you.
Work with a trainer