The Arnold press is a great exercise for building shoulders like boulders. When done correctly, it’s very safe and places maximal tension on the delts.
Learn how to do it properly in this short video guide!
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In this video, we’re going to be demonstrating to you how to do an arnold press. So naughty priests. Really what it is, it’s a rotational press used for the shoulders. We’re going to unsupportive. So this is an unsupportive arnold Press. So the thing is, when you are using a support, you should be able to handle more weight when it’s unsupported, you really have to lock in the lats, uh, the scapula. Everything needs to be working in unison. And this is why I like to start people’s programming with unsupported. And then as they get stronger using a supported omnipresent. So jade, we’re going to do it sitting down on the bench. I’m just going to grab the dumbbells up nice and tall. So the first thing you want to do when doing an arnold press is the position is the dumbbells are facing you exactly the way Jade is demonstrating.
Now, as she pushes up, she’s going to rotate them around. She rotates the Dumbbells, and as you can see, her bicep is now in line with her ear. And she does it again. So this is gonna work. The anterior doubt. It’s going to work the medial doubt, so it’s going to work up upper back because the EPA back is stabilizing everything as she moves, so it’s, it’s in unison. It is going to limit the amount of a white that you can use in terms of stability. So if you want to use the maximum white as possible in terms of your shoulder press, this isn’t the movement, but it’s not about that. It’s about creating a good base in which you can build upon because the most stability you have through your shoulders, the more you we’re going to be able to press. So this is a, I suppose a one to approach is we start with movements like this.
Then we move into heavy loading. So I love Arnold presses a as a movement to get people’s shoulders really on fire, whether it be a perch for your strength and improving people’s stability through their whole shoulder capsule. This is a great movement and Jade is doing it right now in demonstrating is absolutely perfect. So just remember tempos, so just run through these really fast, dried because you don’t want to be doing them like this. That’s way too fast. You want to make sure that you have the right tempo so she comes up nice and fast, but then down four, three, two, one up good. Four, three, two, one. The other thing, you want to watch people resting at the bottom. So just relax kind of completely for me and then come up. You don’t want to be doing that. A the, so it’s not a real rest and relaxation. You’ve got to stay tight, perfect. And one more. One more up nice and high. And that’s exactly how you want to do it. So that’s how to do the Arnold press. If you want more great videos like this which punch you in the face with technique tips in a short format, checkout us our page on youtube. It’s Melbourne personal trainers or rather enterprise fitness on youtube. And if you want help with your training, we’re here for you. We’ve helped hundreds of people transform their lives. Thanks for watching.