The STACK Exercise of the Week will help you improve your overall sports performance—including strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility. This week, we highlight the Dumbbell Push Press, an exercise that increases full-body power.
The Dumbbell Push Press is a lower-body power exercise that also engages the rest of the body. By generating power with his lower body and then pressing the weight overhead, Richardson trains every muscle in his body to explode in coordinated fashion, just as they do on the football field. This exercise is easier on the shoulders than its barbell counterpart, making it great for any athlete, especially those with shoulder issues.
Dumbbell Push Press How To
Assume athletic stance with feet shoulder-width apart; hold dumbbells at shoulders with palms facing together
Bend knees and hips to lower into quarter squat
Simultaneously drive out of quarter squat and push dumbbells overhead
Lower dumbbells to shoulders and perform next rep
Repeat for specified reps
Generate momentum with hips
Fully extend arms at top
Keep chest up and back flat
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