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Training Tips Done Right with D1: Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Let’s get those shoulders firing! Not only does the dumbbell shoulder press build and strengthen your shoulder muscles, but it’s also a great core exercise as well.

The training team at D1 Atascocita offers simple, smart training tips on the correct way to set up and work through a dumbbell shoulder press to avoid injury and make the most of the exercise. Read through all steps and watch the video before attempting to complete this press.

These simple steps will help you get into position properly, know how to breathe through repetition, and take your dumbbells down safely:

  • Set your bench to a nearly upright position, tilt the seat
  • Utilize your knees to help raise the dumbbells into position at your shoulders
  • Focus your eyes on something stationary
  • Bring your feet back for stability
  • Breathe in through your nose before you lift, exhale through your mouth as you push up
  • At the end of your reps, bring one dumbbell down at a time
  • Turn dumbbells inward toward your chest, then lower them to your knees, and stand

Training safely, efficiently, and for maximum desired results are all part of the D1 Difference. D1 Training is The Place for the Athlete®, ideal for anyone at any level who has a fitness goal. D1 facilities are known for their world-class coaching team, training tips, and 5 Star Training Program.