How to do a Dumbbell Standing Front Press

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About Dumbbell Standing Front Press

Sets Logged
104,766
Popularity Rank
309th
Difficulty
Beginner
Shoulders Strength
89 mSCORE 30th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

Dumbbell Standing Front Press is a variation on the more standard Shoulder Press. Similar to other Shoulder Press variations, this compound exercise primarily targets your shoulders. The standing position helps improve overall balance and functional strength by engaging your core and stabilizing muscles more than a seated version. Using dumbbells ensures that each side of the body works equally, preventing compensating for any strength imbalances between sides.

  1. Grasp a dumbbell in each hand and bring them in front of your shoulders, palms facing in.
  2. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and bend your knees slightly.
  3. Keep your core engaged, back straight, and gaze forward to maintain proper posture during this exercise.
  4. Engage your shoulder to extend your arms up overhead.
  5. Hold this position for a moment at the top of the movement.
  6. Slowly return the dumbbells to the starting position, while maintaining tension in your shoulders.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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  • beginner
    8
    reps
    15
    lbs
    1 Rep Max
    20
    lbs
  • intermediate
    8
    reps
    20
    lbs
    25
    lbs
  • advanced
    8
    reps
    22.5
    lbs
    30
    lbs

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