A basic exercise for overall mass and strength development.
It develops your stabilizers, including your arm muscles actively and loads the triceps.
Sit down on a bench.
Take a dumbbell in each hand and bring them in front of you to shoulder level.
Your palms should face forwards.
The shoulders should be parallel or slightly below the line with the floor.
As you exhale, lift the dumbbells over your head.
Avoid locking your elbows at the top.
As you inhale, return to the starting position.
Do not arch your back especially your lower back.
If you have difficulties performing this exercise, start with a classic barbell and/or a dumbbell overhead press.
This exercise can be performed while standing, but due to overload on the lower back, it is recommended that those with lower back problems perform the seated variation.