November 17, 2013
      The set up for the dumbbell press is very similar to the barbell press. Begin by placing the feet under the hips then and the dumbbells on your shoulders similar to if you’re about to do a front squat.

      Pull your shoulders back, take a deep breath and brace through the middle. Begin the press with your elbows forward and drive the dumbbells straight up. Don’t let the elbows flare out while driving up. As you come to the top keep the dumbbells turned out and finish the lockout. The ribs should stay down, pelvis should be neutral and not arched forward or back and the arms fully locked out.

      Return to the starting position by pulling the elbows down without dropping any of the stiffness through the midsection.

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