Shoulder exercises – Shoulder press with dumbbells
How to do it: Sit on a bench and hold the dumbbells so that your arm and forearm form a 90 degree angle. The palms of the hands should be turned forwards. Lift the dumbbells until your arms are fully extended. Slowly return to the initial position. Keep your back straight.
Primary: anterior deltoid
Secondary: lateral deltoid, triceps, trapezium and upper pectoral
Special characteristics of the exercise: Performing this exercise with the palms of the hands turned inwards will work the deltoid muscle more, minimizing the action of the lateral deltoid. Performing the shoulder press with the palms of the hands turned backwards will work the anterior deltoid more.Keep Reading