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Dumbbell Overhead Press

Coach's Tips

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How to

Starting Position

1. Hold a pair of dumbbells at shoulder level, with your palms facing forward. 2. Keep your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent. 3. Keep your core tight and your back straight.

Proper Form

1. Exhale as you press the dumbbells overhead, extending your arms and locking your elbows at the top. 2. Inhale as you lower the weights back to the starting position. 3. Repeat the motion.

Breathing Technique

1. Exhale as you press the weights overhead. 2. Inhale as you lower the weights back to the starting position.

Precautions

1. Do not let your lower back arch or round as you press the weights overhead. 2. Do not lock your knees. 3. Keep your core tight throughout the exercise. 4. Do not move the weights too quickly; move them in a controlled manner.

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