Adding a band to the dumbbell overhead press places extra resistance at the top to build your delts along with parts of the back musculature.
- Grab a light to moderate resistance band and wrap it around your back, preferably the lats. The band won’t slide down when you start pressing; it’ll wrap nicely around your upper lats and underarms. Some people may use two bands on each side, but it’s more effective with one band.
- Grab the dumbbells (or kettlebells) with the bands around your thumbs and find the grip that’s best for you.
- Hoist the dumbbells up with your knees and put them safely on shoulders. Press the dumbbells upward until they touch and lower them to the starting position.