Twisting Dumbbell Presses

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your back upright
  • Keep your arms and legs shoulder width apart
  • Do not lock your arms, keep a slight bend in your elbows

Twisting 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


Dumbbells, Flat/Incline Bench

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Lateral Deltoids (Side Shoulders)

Equipment: Dumbbells, Flat/Incline Bench

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Shoulders

Starting Position: Sit on the edge of the bench, back flat, knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Hold the dumbbells in front of your shoulders, elbows bent and palms facing you. Keep your elbows close by your sides.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly raise both arms straight up until they are fully extended. As you do this, rotate your arms around so your palms are facing out at the peak of the motion.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly lower your arms back down to starting position, rotating them back so your palms are facing you again.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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