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Shoulder Press -- Dumbbell -- Standing -- Alternating -- Neutral Grip

10/08/2012 01:59 pm ET | Updated Dec 05, 2012

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Grab a pair of dumbbells and stand tall. Bring the dumbbells to the front of your shoulder and position them so that your palms face each other and your elbows are in front of your body.

Before beginning, make sure that your shoulders are down, your chest is up, and your glutes are tight. Initiate the movement by pressing one dumbbell toward the ceiling, keeping your palm facing in and your elbow out in front of your body.

Keep your shoulders and hips level as you press the one dumbbell.

Continue to press until your arm is fully extended and the dumbbell is directly over the crown of your head. Make sure at the end of the press that there is a space between your shoulder and your ear.

Reverse the motion by lowering the dumbbell back to the starting position under control.

Repeat the same motion with the other dumbbell. That is one rep.

Complete all the repetitions on both sides.