Improve your upper body strength with the Arnold shoulder press. Nichelle Laus demonstrates...

Arnold shoulder press with dumbbells - Women's Health & Fitness

Targets: entire shoulder muscles

How to

Warm-up with 3 sets x 15 repetitions with light weight to get the blood flowing.

Sit on an exercise bench with back support and hold two dumbbells in front of you at about upper chest level with your palms facing your body and your elbows bent.

Raise the dumbbells as you rotate the palms of your hands until they are facing forward.

Continue lifting the dumbbells until your arms are extended above you in straight-arm position.

Pause at the top, and then lower the dumbbells to the original position by rotating palms towards you. Repeat for the desired amount of repetitions (we suggest 10 to 12).

TIP: Always use a full range of motion and control the dumbbells throughout the set.

Photo credit: Dave Laus

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