Overhead Press – Dumbbell, Band

  • HOW: Start in a standing position with a band looped around your wrists and hold 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 the weights/objects overhead. Pause for a moment, then slowly lower the weights down and repeat. Spread your arms far enough apart so that there is constant tension on the band.
  • FEEL: This should feel like an upper body workout, specifically your shoulders and triceps. Your shoulders will be working extra to keep tension on the band. When the weights are overhead, they 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. Do not lose tension on the band.

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