Shoulder Exercises

How to Do an Arnold Press

The Arnold press was named for the man who made it popular: Arnold Schwarzenegger. You can master this challenging shoulder exercise by carefully following these directions.

Step 1

Assume start position as shown with weights in hands, palms facing in.

Step 2

Start to lift weights overhead, and rotate them on the way up.

Step 3

End position should be palms facing out.

Step 4

To return to start position, rotate elbow as it bends in toward center of body.

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