University Recreation


Curl to Press

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Deltoids
Secondary Muscles: Biceps
Body Area: Shoulders
Modality Types: Free Weights Free Weights
Equipment: Dumbbells

Curl to Press Curl to Press Curl to Press Curl to Press Curl to Press Curl to Press

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Grab a pair of dumbbells and stand with arms hanging down at arm's length.
  • Begin exercise by curling the dumbbells up to your shoulders.
  • Rotate your palms outward so that they are now facing forward (away from your body).
  • Begin the pressing portion pressing of the exercise and press the dumbbells overhead until your arms are straight.
  • Reverse movements back to starting position. This completes one rep.


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