Tip: Alternating Dumbbell Press, From Top

Build your chest and enhance shoulder and elbow stability with this pressing variation. It'll even challenge your core.

This dumbbell press variation can be performed at any pressing angle, from decline to overhead. It builds shoulder and elbow stability due to the extra time keeping one arm locked out.

Even though there's an equal amount of load on each side, the pressing arm will track away from the midline of the body, creating a slight anti-rotation component.

How to Do It

  1. Press both dumbbells them up.
  2. From there, lower one dumbbell and press it back up as your opposite arm stay locked out at the top.
  3. Alternate back and forth between arms until all reps are completed.
Drew Murphy is a gym owner and personal trainer located in Tiffin, Iowa. Out of his facility, he trains clients using a wide range of strength and conditioning methods.  Follow Drew Murphy on Instagram