Shoulder Press for Beginners
I've said it before and I'll say it again (even in this video), because it bears repeating: Your shoulders are the most mobile joints in your body which means they are also extremely susceptible to injury. So, the stronger your shoulder muscles are, the better. Weakness can lead to instability, dysfunction and pain.
Many of the sports we engage in including tennis, swimming and those that involve throwing place repetitive stress on your shoulders. Thus, to continue to enjoy these activities pain-free for many years to come, you want to ensure your shoulders are up to the task.
In addition to our recreational sports, our daily activities also require that our shoulders be strong and balanced. Here are a few tips on how to properly perform the dumbbell shoulder press, one of the most popular shoulder exercises:
When you choose the weight for your shoulder press reps you will want to choose a weight that is challenging, but still allows you to maintain proper form through all of your reps.
Whether you're doing your shoulder presses while sitting or standing, do about 10-15 reps of each exercise at a weight that is challenging during the last couple reps, but still allows you to keep correct form. Also, make sure you aren’t going too fast with your reps, which can lead to injury and decrease the benefit you get from the exercise. Slow and steady is key!
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