Dumbbell Arnold Press

Dumbbell Arnold press is a modified shoulder press which attempts to change the emphasis from anterior to medial deltoids during one fluid motion. There are many ways to perform the Arnold press. Which way you perform the Arnold press really depends on personal preference. The most important thing to remember, as with all overhead exercises, healthy shoulders are a must especially when you consider the rotator cuff will be under heavy stress during the Arnold press when the dumbbells are rotated.


dumbbel arnold press shoulder workout videoRequired Fitness Equipment


Adjustable Weight Bench - (Optional)

Target Muscle(s)

Medial Deltoids

Anterior Deltoids


Triceps, Trapezius

Shoulder Stabilizers



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