Shoulder strength exercise - Arnold Press

Arnold Press

This exercise is great for not only strengthening the main shoulder muscle but also the small external rotator, shoulder-stabilising muscles which is very important to prevent injury to your shoulder.

Body parts used: Shoulders, back of arm 

Muscles worked: Medial deltoid, posterior deltoid, Tricep 

Recommended set/rep pattern: 3 sets x 10 repetitions

  •  Preform this exercise either standing or seated.
  • Start with dumbbells positioned in front of the shoulder, palms facing in towards the body and elbows directly under the wrist
  • Initiate movement by bringing elbows out to side. Continue to raise elbows outwards while pressing the dumbbells overherad until arms are straight.
  • Lower to front of shoulders in opposite pattern and repeat movement