Curl to Press

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Curl to press

Move Targets: Biceps and Shoulders


Step-by-Step

Step 1: Stand with your feet comfortably under the hips or shoulders. Rest the dumbbells against your thighs with your palms facing outward. Your elbows should be tucked into your sides; chest is lifted and shoulders are down. curl to press

Step 2: Exhale and curl the weights up to the shoulders, keeping the elbows into the ribs.

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Step 3: Inhale quickly and exhale to press the dumbbells over your head in a strict press. This means you don't use your legs to help you push the weight. This movement is all on the shoulders! Extend the arms, but don't lock the elbows at the top. Bend the elbows to drop your weights down again, then uncurl the arms to return to the starting position.

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