Seated Dumbbell Presses


  • This movement should be performed in a seated position, preferably with back support. Grasp each dumbbell and raise to shoulder height with palms facing out and elbows at sides.
  • Press the dumbbells straight up, bringing them together at the top.
  • Hold for 1-2 seconds, then release back to starting position.


  • This is a very similar movement to the barbell presses, with the advantage of a greater range of motion.
Primary muscles Anterior delts
Secondary muscles Lateral delts Triceps