Another fantastic shoulder and tricep exercise, includes the “Arnold Press” variation

Shoulder Press Start Position
Shoulder Press End Position


  1. Stand feet shoulder width apart, knees soft, raise the dumbbells the shoulder height, palm of the hands facing forwards
  2. Exhale and push the dumbbells upward until they touch lightly at the top.
  3. Pause at the top position for a second, then slowly lower the weights back down to the starting position while inhaling.


The Arnold Press (made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger), start in the same position but with the palms of your hands facing you, as you drive the arms up, rotate the hand and dumbbells until at the top the palms are facing away from you. Reverse the movement as you lower the dumbells.