Dumbbell Overhead Extension

overhead extension exerciseEquipment Required: two equal weighted dumbbells, flat bench


  1. start by holding a dumbbell in each hand and lie on a flat bench with the feet flat on the floor.
  2. extend the arms up so that the dumbbells are held directly above the shoulders, and the palms are facing each other.
  3. bend the elbows and lower the dumbbells to the sides of your head.
  4. while keeping the elbows in place, extend your arms up to the starting position
  5. after a short pause, repeat the movement for the required number of reps.

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If you are new to exercise, consider getting a medical assessment before doing too much. Fill out a PARQ to see if you are ready. The best thing you could do is perform a warm-up before each fitness session, which should include some stretching. When training, following correct exercise technique can help reduce injuries and maximise fitness gains.

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