Dumbbell Military Press

Free Weights / Beginner

2 ratings

Equipment Needed

  • Dumbbells

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

  • All
  • Male
  • Female
  • 20 lb
    average weight
  • 60 lb
    best weight
  • 54
    times logged
  • #73
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Dumbbell Military Press Weight

  • 22 lb
    average weight
  • 60 lb
    best weight
  • 37
    times logged
  • #74
    popularity rank

Average Male Dumbbell Military Press Weight

  • 17 lb
    average weight
  • 20 lb
    best weight
  • 6
    times logged
  • #43
    popularity rank

Average Female Dumbbell Military Press Weight

How to do Dumbbell Military Press:

Muscles Worked

Details

dumbbell military press is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the shoulders ...more

dumbbell military press is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the shoulders.

The only dumbbell military press equipment that you really need is the following: dumbbells. There are however many different dumbbell military press variations that you can try out that may require different types of dumbbell military press equipment or may even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper dumbbell military press form is easy with the step by step dumbbell military press instructions, dumbbell military press tips, and the instructional dumbbell military press technique video on this page. dumbbell military press is a exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the dumbbell military press video, learn how to do the dumbbell military press, and then be sure and browse through the dumbbell military press workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Keep your core tight throughout the exercise
  2. If you are struggling toward the end of a set to get the weight then keep a little bend in your knees and use your legs to give you that extra boost.
  3. To ease the pressure on your lower back, stand in a staggered stance with one foot forward.

Variations

  1. Use a barbell.
  2. Perform exercise seated down on a bench.
  3. Perform the exercise one arm at a time. Alternated back and forth.

Other Names

  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

2 Review

  • lindepl1
    over 6 years ago
    #

    Try lots of reps to really make this exercise intense.

  • NAC
    over 5 years ago
    #

    Dumbbell military press is great for getting a shoulder pump! as long as you stand up straight and keep good form this is an excellent exercise!

Equipment Needed

  • Dumbbells

Tips

  1. Keep your core tight throughout the exercise
  2. If you are struggling toward the end of a set to get the weight then keep a little bend in your knees and use your legs to give you that extra boost.
  3. To ease the pressure on your lower back, stand in a staggered stance with one foot forward.

Variations

  1. Use a barbell.
  2. Perform exercise seated down on a bench.
  3. Perform the exercise one arm at a time. Alternated back and forth.

Other Names

  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound