If you are looking to improve the strength in your shoulders you should try doing an exercise called the dumb bell shoulder press. There are specific techniques to follow when doing this exercise to avoid causing any injury to yourself so it is advisable to seek the training aid of an instructor for your first attempts.
Prior to Doing the Dumb Bell Shoulder Press
This particular exercise will help you emphasize your triceps and upper back muscles. Injuries to the shoulders, elbows or neck are possible so you need to ensure you do the exercise as instructed. If you already are suffering with any form of pain or injury to these areas of your body then it is not advised you follow this type of exercise. Prior to doing the exercise, as with any exercise you need to warm up your body first and also incorporates some stretches to prevent any injury.
Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Following is the correct method to do the seated dumb bell shoulder press. It is important that you use a dumb bell weight that you are comfortable with. There is no point in choosing a dumb bell that is too heavy for you. Firstly you need to sit down on the bench that has a back support and take a hold of the dumb bell with both hands. Your feet need to be on the floor with a hip width distance. Now you can bend at the elbows and allow your arms to rise up to your shoulders so the dumb bells are near to the ear area. Remember to pull in your stomach muscles so you can feel a small gap between your lower back and the bench. Now is the time to raise the dumb bells into the air so they come together above your head. Then you can lower them back to the starting position.
Twisting Dumbbell Shoulder Press
For this exercise you will need to stand and have your feet hip width apart with the knees bent. Have the dumb bells in each hand by your shoulders with your palms facing one and another with the elbows bent. Now put up the dumb bells and turn your torso to the left then bring down the dumb bells and turn your body back to the center again. Repeat again but turn your body the other way. This can be repeated ten to twenty times.