Curl + Overhead Press

Learn how to perform a curl to overhead press with video and instructions by SHOCK App trainer, Ashley Steele.

How to Curl + Press

Primary Muscles: Upper Body,  Shoulders

Exercise Families: Press

Equipment: Dumbbell

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Stand with feet hip-width apart with a slight bend in your knees. Extend arms by your sides holding a pair of dumbbells with palms supine (facing away from your body).

  2. Curl the weights up, rotating your palms so they face your shoulders. Press the weights over your head, pause briefly, and slowly return the weights to the starting position. Repeat the movement for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  3. You should feel this working the arms and shoulders.

Alternative Exercises:

Squat + Curl & Press  Overhead Press

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