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Two Arm Dumbbell Press

Exercise Tips

  • Focus on balance
  • Keep back upright

Two Arm Dumbbell Press

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

Muscle Group

Deltoids (Shoulders)


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week


Dumbbells, Exercise Ball

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Deltoids (Shoulders)

Equipment: Dumbbells, Exercise Ball

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Shoulders

Starting Position: Sit on the center of an exercise ball with your back straight and your feet flat on the floor, knees bent and shoulder width apart. Hold a dumbbell in each hand and place your hands next to your head, elbows flared perpendicular to your body. Your palms should be facing away from you.

  1. 1 Simultaneously lift both arms straight up over your head, bringing your hands towards each other. At the peak of the motion, your arms should be full extended, elbows slightly bent.
  2. 2 Slowly lower your arms back down to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.