How to do Dumbbell Overhead Press

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Difficulty: Medium

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: triceps, shoulders, Target Body Parts: triceps, upper back, shoulders


Hold the dumbbells just above your shoulders with your elbows out wide and palms facing forward. Engage your core and glutes to stabalise and avoid leaning backwards as your press up. Press the dumbbells straight up aove your shoulders aiming to get your arms straight overhead.

How to make Dumbbell Overhead Press easier

Try our non-equipment version of this exercise called Overhead Press for an easier way of doing it.

How to make Dumbbell Overhead Press more challenging

To make this exercise harder, increase the weight of your dumbbells or perform more reps or do your reps at a slower pace.

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