Dumbbell Military Press

Dumbbell Military Press

How to do dumbbell military press properly, with perfect form and technique! The best shoulder exercise to build bigger and stronger shoulders and delts!

Purpose:

  • Teach Overhead Pressing Mechanics
  • Build Overhead Pressing Strength and Stability

Prime Movers:

  1. Triceps (Arms)
  2. Deltoids (Shoulders)
  3. Trapezius (Upper Back)

How To Dumbbell Military Press Properly

  • Stand erect while holding two dumbbells in a neutral position (palms facing towards each other) just above your shoulders.
  • Flex your glutes hard and brace your core throughout the movement to maintain a neutral spine.
  • While braced, press the dumbbells straight up overhead while flaring your elbows so that they point outward and the dumbbells rotate in line with each other.
  • Control the descent as you pull your elbows back in front of your shoulders, rotating the dumbbells back into the starting position. This mimics the Barbell Military Press mechanics.
  • Keep your elbows under the dumbbells throughout the lift and maintain a neutral head position.

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