How to Do Dumbbell Lateral Step Up and Shoulder Press
The dumbbell lateral step up and shoulder press should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.
If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the dumbbell lateral step up and shoulder press.
Beginning Dumbbell Lateral Step Up and Shoulder Press
With the dumbbells at your sides and your feet hip-width apart, face a flat bench. Step up onto the bench with your left foot.
Dumbbell Lateral Step Up and Shoulder Press Movement
1. As soon as the left foot is on top of the flat bench, powerfully raise the right foot onto the flat bench with the left leg muscle.
2. Reverse the motion and bring the right foot back down to the floor when the right foot is on top of the flat bench. Bring the dumbbells up to shoulder level in preparation for a shoulder press once your right foot is firmly planted on the floor.
3. Extend both dumbbells above your head until your arms are straight above you and do an overhead shoulder press with them. Bring the dumbbells back down to your sides after completing the shoulder press, and you've done one rep. Perform the full set with the left leg in the top position, leaving the left foot up on the flat bench.
4. Reverse feet and repeat with the right leg in top position after you've completed a set with the left leg in top position.
Dumbbell Lateral Step Up and Shoulder Press Benefits
The one-leg step-up is a basic yet efficient leg exercise that improves leg muscles while also improving balance and leg muscle control. It delivers a terrific shoulder and leg combo workout while also teaching coordination and balance when used in conjunction with the dumbbell shoulder press.