What Joints Are Used During the Standing Dumbbell Overhead Press?

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The standing dumbbell overhead press is a great way to give a few key joints a good workout. Find out what joints are used during the standing dumbbell overhead press with help from a celebrity personal trainer in this free video clip.

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Hello, my name is Robert Brace, Celebrity Personal Trainer and Creator of The 28-Day Challenge Fitness DVD System which you can get from the28daychallenge.com and I am here for eHow. What we're going to look at this section is the joints that are used during an overhead press. What I'm going to do is I'm going to demonstrate just using, doing a single arm overhead press. Now, your arms are at, you got a 90-degree angle right here, the joints, the muscles that are going to be working are the shoulder muscles, the deltoids and you get residual in your triceps. All you're doing is pushing the arms straight up and down. Now, as the arm goes up, the shoulder joint is working right here. You'll also, you'll also have the elbow joint which works as you go straight up over your head. So, those are the two basic joints working in any overhead press. The shoulder joint and you have the elbow joint as it extends. My name is Robert Brace, Creator of The 28-Day Challenge which you can get at the28daychallenge.com and I am here for eHow.

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