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How to do a Dumbbell Press to improve your performance in CrossFit WODS.

Set up for Dumbbell Press

  • Start with the feet hip-width apart with the bells on the shoulders and the belly tight.

Points of Performance for Dumbbell Press

  • Extend the arms getting a full lock-out overhead.
  • Make sure the body stays tight and the bells finish over the center of the body.

Tips and Tricks

  • Keep the palms facing in and the wrists, elbows, and shoulders are in line
  • When the dumbbells get to the overhead position, press the shoulders and shoulder blades up high in an active position
  • Keep the knees stiff and the body tight in alignment.  Avoid excessive arch in the lower spine