Dumbbell Push Press

The dumbbell push press is a multi-joint exercise that increases strength and power throughout the entire body, with an emphasis on the shoulders and triceps. The use of dumbbells improves balance and stability on each side.


  1. Instructions step placeholder
    Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hold a pair of dumbbells in front of your chest with your elbows pointing down with your palms facing away from your body. Bring your knees forward to squat down slightly. Keep your heels flat, chest up, and shoulders back.
  2. Dumbbell Push Press
    Explosively stand to push the dumbbells overhead, locking your arms and bracing your core. Slowly lower the weights to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Make sure you use the momentum from the quarter squat to help propel the dumbbells upward.
  • Do not hyperextend your lower back in the lockout position.