Arnold Press

These are a variation of seated dumbbell press.  You will want to use a lower weight than you use on seated DB press.

Starting Position: Grab a pair of dumbbells and find a seated upright bench, preferably one with a short back. Sit on the bench with your feet shoulder width apart on the ground. Hold the dumbbells in each hand close to your chest with palms facing chest.

Performing the exercise: Push the dumbbells up while you rotate your palms to the forward position, extending your arms over head, without locking your elbows. Slowly lower the weight back to starting position.


  • This exercise starts the weight low and close to you chest with palms in unlike seated dumbbell press.
  • Keep the weight stable when pushing the dumbbells up

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