Stand with your feet hip-width apart, and hold the dumbbells with your thumbs facing each other and elbows at a 90 degree angle.
Press the dumbbells overhead towards the ceiling, then bend your ams again to a 90 degree angle.
Two dumbbells of medium weight
Anterior deltoid, Pectoralis major, Levator scapulae, Lateral deltoid, Middle and lower trapezius, Serratus anterior
TIP: It helps to have a spotter here just in case your arms fatigue before you release the weight safely.
Variations for Military Press
Use a shoulder press machine if your gym does not have a Smith machine.
This is a great exercise for building strength where overhead movement is involved, such as putting a box in your attic. It will stretch and strengthen your shoulders simultaneously.
This movement adds a slight rotation to work your shoulders from a different angle.
If you are lifting a challenging weight, ask someone to spot you to make sure you are comfortable with the weight.
Use an upright chair in order to ensure good posture if you are lifting a challenging weight.
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