Shoulders Dumbbell Press
The dumbbell press, also known as the shoulder press, is a classic exercise that targets the shoulder muscles, specifically the deltoids. It can be performed using a pair of dumbbells or a barbell, but dumbbells are more commonly used. Here’s how to do it:
1- Start by sitting on a flat bench with your feet flat on the ground and your back supported by the bench.
2- Hold a pair of dumbbells at shoulder height, with your palms facing forward.
3- Press the dumbbells upward towards the ceiling, fully extending your arms.
4- Lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.
5- Repeat for the desired number of reps.
It’s important to keep your core tight and your back straight throughout the exercise to prevent injury and ensure proper form. Also, you should breathe out as you press the dumbbells up and breathe in as you lower them. You should use a weight that is appropriate for your fitness level and gradually increase as you get stronger. It’s a good idea to have a spotter with you while performing the dumbbell press, as the weight can become heavy and the exercise can become dangerous if not performed correctly.
In addition, you can vary the exercise by adjusting your grip width, using a decline or incline bench, or incorporating different exercises that target the shoulders muscle to work different angles and fibers. Overall, the dumbbell press is an effective exercise for building strength and muscle in the shoulders. However, it’s important to use proper form and a weight that is appropriate for your fitness level to prevent injury and ensure maximum results. It is also important to note that this exercise will require a good range of motion in your shoulders, so it’s recommended to warm up the shoulders before starting.
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