Fitness Tip of the Week

Fitness Tip of the Week

23 Aug 2013

UAE personal trainer and nutrition expert Trish Pascual Sanchez explains how to do a shoulder press

I often see people make the same mistakes when performing a dumbbell shoulder press. Here’s how to do it properly: 
* Many people don’t get enough out of a shoulder press because they’re not lowering the weights far enough.
* Your elbows should move below your shoulders during the exercise. If your shoulders lack development in comparison with your arms, it’s simply because you’re working the triceps and not your shoulders.
* Don’t bang the dumbbells together once you’ve raised them to full stretch above your head – doing so will take the tension off the shoulder muscles and impact your shoulder joints instead.