Dumbbell Svend Press

Dumbbell Svend Press


This exercise involves holding two dumbbells at chest level and pressing them together while keeping the elbows straight. It primarily targets the chest muscles and can also engage the shoulders and triceps.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Dumbbell Svend Press Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand at chest level.
  2. Press the dumbbells together as hard as you can, engaging your chest muscles.
  3. Slowly rotate your hands outward, keeping the dumbbells pressed together, until your arms are fully extended.
  4. Hold for a few seconds, then slowly rotate your hands back to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Dumbbell Svend Press Form & Visual

Dumbbell Svend Press

Dumbbell Svend Press Benefits

  • Targets the chest, shoulders, and triceps
  • Improves upper body strength and muscle definition
  • Helps to correct posture by strengthening the upper back muscles
  • Can be done with light weights and high reps for a toning effect or heavy weights and low reps for a strength-building effect
  • Can be easily modified for different fitness levels and abilities

Dumbbell Svend Press Muscles Worked

  • Pectoralis major
  • Anterior deltoid
  • Triceps brachii
  • Rotator cuff muscles

Dumbbell Svend Press Variations & Alternatives

  • Dumbbell Svend Press with palms facing down
  • Dumbbell Svend Press with palms facing up
  • Dumbbell Svend Press with alternating palm positions
  • Dumbbell Svend Press with a resistance band
  • Dumbbell Svend Press with a stability ball