Dumbbell Arnold Press

Dumbbell Arnold Press

The Arnold Press

Arnold Press is an excellent opportunity to vary your shoulder training in interesting and safe way. This type of presses is called ‘Arnold’ due to world’s most famous former bodybuilder, actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnolds is considered to be one of the best alternatives to shoulder dumbbell press and certainly one of the most interesting exercises by it’s modifications and ability to improve your deltoids, front and side heads precisely.

Dumbbell Arnold Press Performing:

To start Dumbbell Arnold Press prepare a weight half of you’re using for the dumbbell shoulder press. Now stand straight with a dumbbell in each hand. Dumbbells should be at the level of your shoulders, close to your body, the grip is such that your palms are towards you.

the arnold press Now raise the dumbbells over your head just as in the dumbbell shoulder press, but swing them about its axis in the same time, so your palms will face away from you at the top point of the exercise. You can also rotate your hands in the still upper point, not during the movement. The conception, that makes this exercise so effective, remains the same: you are working in transverse, frontal and sagittal planes of motion.

After a slight pause, slowly return the dumbbells to starting position, your palms facing you.

Performing Dumbbell Arnold Press, make sure that your technique is clear: keep a strict form of your body by tensing your abdominal muscles, control the angle of your torso to the floor (90 degrees only), go the dull range of movement and watch if you movements are smooth and slow. If not, probably it will be better with another weight.

Arnold presses are among those exercise you will never get tired of. Plenty of modifications allows you to spice your shoulder training still reaching amazing physical results. This exercise is good to perform for a newbie as well as for experiences sportsmen, who keeps perfect shape of shoulder girdle.

Dumbbell Arnold Press is Written by: Dennis Borisov
© May 2010
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