Curl + Overhead Press

Learn how to perform a seated bicep curl to shoulder press combo correctly with instructions and video guide by SHOCK Fitness Trainer, Ashley Steele!

How to Curl + Overhead Press

Primary Muscles: Upper Body,  Shoulders

Exercise Families: Press

Equipment: Dumbbell

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Sit on the edge of a bench. Extend arms by your sides holding a dumbbell in each hand with palms supine (facing away from your body).

  2. Maintaining a supine palm, curl the dumbbells up to your shoulders.

  3. Rotating your palms toward your body at the top, press the dumbbells overhead. Return the weights to the starting position and repeat the movement for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  4. You should feel this working the biceps and shoulders.

Alternative Exercises:

Curl + Press  Squat + Curl & Press

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