Standing One Arm Dumbbell Presses

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your back upright
  • Do not lock your arm, keep a slight bend in the elbow

Standing One Arm Dumbbell Presses

This exercise targets the sides of your shoulders and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Lateral Deltoids (Side Shoulders)


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Lateral Deltoids (Side Shoulders)

Equipment: Dumbbell

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Shoulders

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Hold a dumbbell in your right hand with an overhand grip, bringing your hand up next to your head. Your upper arm should be parallel to the ground and your forearm perpendicular to that in an "L" shape. Place your other hand on your hip.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly raise your arm straight up until it is fully extended.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly lower your arm back down to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set, then switch arms and repeat motions.

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