Dumbbell Curl to Press

Dumbbell Curl To Press


This exercise involves holding dumbbells in each hand and curling them up to shoulder height, then pressing them overhead. It targets the biceps, shoulders, and triceps.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Dumbbell Curl to Press Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand.
  2. Curl the dumbbells up to your shoulders, keeping your elbows close to your body.
  3. Once the dumbbells are at shoulder height, rotate your palms so they are facing forward.
  4. Press the dumbbells up above your head, fully extending your arms.
  5. Lower the dumbbells back down to your shoulders.
  6. Rotate your palms back to facing your body.
  7. Lower the dumbbells back down to your sides.
  8. Repeat for desired number of reps.

Dumbbell Curl to Press Form & Visual

Dumbbell Curl to Press

Dumbbell Curl to Press Benefits

  • Strengthens the lower back muscles
  • Improves posture and spinal alignment
  • Targets the hamstrings and glutes
  • Increases core stability and balance
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels and goals

Dumbbell Curl to Press Muscles Worked

  • Biceps
  • Forearms
  • Shoulders
  • Triceps

Dumbbell Curl to Press Variations & Alternatives

  • Hammer curl to press
  • Alternating curl to press
  • Reverse curl to press
  • Single-arm curl to press
  • Seated curl to press