One Arm Dumbbell Overhead Press

Coach's Tips


How to

Starting Position

1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell in one hand with an overhand grip. 2. Raise the dumbbell above your shoulder, with your elbow bent and your palm facing forward.


1. Keeping your core tight and your shoulder blade tucked, press the dumbbell directly overhead until your arm is fully extended. 2. Lower the dumbbell back to starting position.

Breathing Technique

1. Inhale as you lower the dumbbell. 2. Exhale as you press the dumbbell overhead.


1. Always keep your core and glutes tight to stabilize your spine. 2. Make sure your elbow is slightly bent and your palm is facing forward throughout the movement. 3. Do not arch your back or shrug your shoulders as you press the dumbbell overhead. 4. Don't lock your elbow at the top of the movement.

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