The Arnold Press bears the name of its creator, Mr. Olympia himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Like regular military presses, the Arnold press can be performed seated or standing and target all three heads of the deltoid muscles (front, lateral & rear).
A big advantage of the Arnold Press is that it offers a greater range of motion than a standard military or overhead press, as the starting position of the dumbbells is slightly lower in front and the shoulder joint is more internally rotated.
1 – Stand upright holding dumbbells at shoulder height with your elbows bent and your palms facing back.
2 – Press the dumbbells overhead, extending your arms fully and turning at the wrists to finish with palms facing out.
• Keep your back flat and remain upright throughout the movement.