What is shoulder press?

Shoulder press

  1. Sit or stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. If you're sitting, pass the band under your buttocks. If you're standing, pass it under your feet. Keep an equal length of the band on each side. If you don't have a band, you can use small weights. The weights can be dumbbells, cans of food, or filled water bottles.
  3. Hold one side of the band in each hand. Adjust the band so you have some tension on it. Or hold one weight in each hand.
  4. Start with your elbows bent and close to your sides. Your hands will be near your shoulders, palms forward.
  5. Slowly press your arms straight up over your head.
  6. Slowly return to your starting position.
  7. Repeat 8 to 12 times.

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