Overhead Press – Alternating, Dumbbell

  • HOW: Start in a standing position holding weights or objects in each hand positioned in front of your shoulders. While keeping the rest of your body still, begin the exercise by pressing only one arm overhead. Pause for a moment, then slowly lower the weight down and repeat on the opposite side.
  • FEEL: This should feel like an upper body workout, specifically your shoulders and triceps. When the weight is overhead, it should relatively be in line with your ears.
  • COMPENSATION: Do not excessively arch or bend your low back. Do not use momentum to help with lifting the weights up overhead. Try to keep your chest up and the rest of your body still, avoid your elbows excessively flaring out. Keep the weight you're not pressing overhead still and stable in front of your shoulder.

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