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Dumbbell Shoulder Press

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Purpose of Exercise:

This exercise may seem to be similar to Barbell Presses of various kinds, but there are important differences, the most significant being the greater range of motion you get using the dumbbells.

Hold the dumbbells at shoulder height, elbows out to the sides, palms facing forward.
Lift the dumbbells straight up until they touches at the top, and then lower them again as far as possible.

You will find that you are able to both raise and lower the dumbbells farther than you can a barbell, although the need to control two weights independently means that you are lifting slightly less poundage.