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Alternating Dumbbell Deltoids Presses

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your arms just slightly wider than shoulder width
  • Do not lock your elbows
  • Go slowly, do not just pump your arms up and down

Alternating Dumbbell Deltoids Presses

This exercise targets the sides of your shoulders and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Lateral Deltoids (Side Shoulders)


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Lateral Deltoids (Side Shoulders)

Equipment: Dumbbells

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Shoulders

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Hold a dumbbell in each hand with an overhand grip, placing your hands right above your shoulders, elbows pointing down to the ground.

  1. 1 Slowly raise one arm straight up above your head, elbow slightly bent. Keep the other arm in the same position.
  2. 2 Slowly lower your arm back down to starting position. While you do this, raise your other arm up like you did in step one.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.