Instructions: Sitting on a the edge of a bench. Grasp a set of dumbbells and rest them on
your thighs. If the weight is too heavy, kick your legs up one at a time to help get the weight
up to your shoulders. With your palms facing out to the front of you,
press the weights up directly upward from your shoulders to straight arm's length. Lower them
back down to the point where the edges of the dumbbells touch your side deltoids and
repeat. Be sure to keep the weights moving in a completely vertical plane with no back
and forth motion.
Note Keep your back straight throughout the entire
movement. You can also do this exercise in a standing position. Standing will allow you to use more
weight. Sitting makes the movement more strict, making it harder to press heavier weight.
Don't bounce the weight off the tops of your shoulders. Use a slow controlled movement. Don't let your
torso lean backwards or forwards during the movement. Keep your back straight throughout the exercise.