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Standing Two Arm Dumbbell Presses

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your back upright
  • Do not lock your arms, keep a slight bend in the elbows

Standing Two Arm Dumbbell 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, bringing your hands up on each side of your head. Your upper arms should be parallel to the ground and your forearms perpendicular to those in an "L" shape. Place your other hand on your hip.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly raise your arms straight up until they are fully extended.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly lower your arms back down to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set, then switch arms and repeat motions.