Shoulder Exercise – How To Do Dumbbell Shoulder Press

SHOULDER EXERCISE – How To Do Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Dumbbell Shoulder Press is a wonderful shoulder exercise, also it is ideal for beginners since it is not quite hard to implement. Let’s together with Lift2Fit have a glance at the exercise brief info, tutorials, and some useful tips to answer the question How To Do Dumbbell Shoulder Press.

Brief Info:

Type of workout: Strength.

Major muscle group: Shoulders, triceps.

Participated muscle groups: Anterior deltoid, lateral deltoid, upper pectoralis major, serratus anterior, triceps brachii, trapezius.

Tools: cable machine.

Force: Pull.

Anatomy image:

how to do dumbbell shoulder press anatomy

Tutorial: ( Quite similar to shoulder exercise – barbell shoulder press)

  1. Starter position: Sit on the bench with a back support properly, put the dumbbell on the top of your thighs, meanwhile grab the dumbbell tightly by hands.
  2. Lift the weights over your shoulders one by one, use your thighs to help you push them to that position as you inhale.
  3. Turn your wrist to keep your palms facing forward.
  4. Exhale and lift the dumbbells to the top.
  5. After a short pause in the top position, slowly lower down to the starting position while inhaling.

  6. Repeat in the next reps.


  1. Remember to have a “back support” if you do not want your back to get injured.
  2. The lowering time should double the lifting time so your targeted muscle part is focused better.


Watch the video tutorial

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