Build Sexy Shoulders With The Shoulder Press

Include a shoulder press in your shoulder workout routine for strong, sleek muscles.

dumbbell shoulder press by Garrentee Photography

Learn how to do the basic overhead press correctly for maximum results. Once you've got this down, you can mix it up with variations on this shoulder exercise.

If you're new to working out, check out my strength training routine page for some basics.

We'll start with a dumbbell overhead press.

Pump Up Your Shoulders

  1. Grab a set of dumbbells.

  2. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent.

  3. Pull your belly button toward your spine and hold.

  4. Pull your shoulder blades back and down. Hold.

  5. Bring your arms up.

    • Elbows are bent at 90 degrees.

    • Elbows are in line with shoulders.

    • Hands with dumbbells are directly above elbows.

    • Wrists are straight.

  6. Inhale. Exhale and press your weights up and overhead using your shoulder muscles to raise the weights.

  7. Inhale as you come back to your starting position.

    • You may bring your elbows down to chest height when coming to your starting position, but no lower.

  8. Do 10-15 repetitions per set.

Be sure to record your workout for maximum success!

Here's to you!

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