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A favorite exercise of Arnold's (Arnold Schwarzenegger), hence the name. A favorite exercise of mine too. Arnold Dumbbell Press is a great alternative to shoulder press, allowing an extra few inches of travel to task the shoulder complex and pronation of the forearm/ palm on the drive phase. It's made more comfortable again with the use of GLOBE GRIPZ™, which also makes Arnold Dumbbell Curl and Press a great exercise for bicep and shoulder tie-in.
Here we demonstrate performing the Arnold Dumbbell Press with either one-arm or with alternate arms. Personally, I (GP) prefer two-arm Arnold Dumbbell Press. I like Arnold Dumbbell Press even more as part of a superset, tri-set, or giant-set. Check out our article 'Advanced Training Options' for more details on these, or for ways of incorporating it within a workout review our best-selling book Gym Workouts: Maps to Success or download our app (for free!).