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Seated Dumbbell Deltoids Presses

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your hands just slightly wider than shoulder width
  • Do not lock your arms
  • Keep your back straight

Seated 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


Dumbbell, Flat/Incline Bench

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Lateral Deltoids (Side Shoulders)

Equipment: Dumbbell, Flat/Incline Bench

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Shoulders

Starting Position: Sit on the edge of the bench with your back straight, knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Hold a dumbbell in each hand with an overhand grip and position your hands to each side of your head. Your upper arms should be parallel to the ground and your forearms perpendicular to those.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly raise your arms straight up above your head, keeping your elbows bent slightly.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly lower your arms back down to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.