Strength

Seated Dumbbell Overhead Press

The Seated Dumbbell Overhead Press targets shoulders and upper arms. This strength-building exercise also works on your upper back and core, enhancing upper body strength and stability. Ideal for fitness enthusiasts.
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Seated Dumbbell Overhead Press instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Sit on a flat bench with your feet firmly planted on the floor.
2
Hold a dumbbell in each hand at shoulder height with your palms facing forward.
3
Push both dumbbells up in the air until your elbows are locked out.
4
Lower the dumbbells back down slowly and under control to the starting position.
5
Repeat this process for the programmed number of reps, making sure not to let your back arch or your shoulders shrug up towards your ears.
Sit on a flat bench with your feet firmly planted on the floor.
Hold a dumbbell in each hand at shoulder height with your palms facing forward.
Push both dumbbells up in the air until your elbows are locked out.
Lower the dumbbells back down slowly and under control to the starting position.
Repeat this process for the programmed number of reps, making sure not to let your back arch or your shoulders shrug up towards your ears.
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