Dumbbell Scott Press

Dumbbell Scott Press


This exercise involves holding dumbbells at shoulder height and pressing them overhead while keeping the elbows close to the body. It primarily targets the shoulders and triceps.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Dumbbell Scott Press Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand at shoulder height, palms facing forward.
  2. Engage your core and press the dumbbells up and out to the sides, keeping your elbows slightly bent.
  3. As you press the dumbbells up, rotate your palms so they face forward and your arms are fully extended overhead.
  4. Slowly lower the dumbbells back down to shoulder height, rotating your palms back to the starting position as you do so.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Dumbbell Scott Press Form & Visual

Dumbbell Scott Press

Dumbbell Scott Press Benefits

  • Targets the shoulders, triceps, and upper back muscles
  • Improves shoulder stability and mobility
  • Helps to develop upper body strength and power
  • Can be modified to target different areas of the shoulder muscles
  • Can be performed with a variety of weights and equipment, making it accessible to a wide range of fitness levels

Dumbbell Scott Press Muscles Worked

  • Deltoids
  • Triceps
  • Upper Pectorals

Dumbbell Scott Press Variations & Alternatives