Exercise Video of the Week: Half Kneeling and Tall Kneeling Dumbbell Shoulder Press

by Jordan Syatt May 15, 2013

I’m always on the lookout for big bang-for-your-buck exercises that simultaneously improve numerous athletic qualities. While these compound exercises have countless benefits, I find them particularly useful when I need to get in & out of the gym as quickly as possible – this time of year they’re especially helpful since I’m busy studying for final exams.

Two of my personal favorite exercises that fall under this category are the Half Kneeling and Tall Kneeling Dumbbell Shoulder Press. The number of benefits shared by these two exercises are staggering to say the least so below I’ll name a few of the main ones:

– Encourages Ankle Dorsiflexion
– Encourages Glute Activation
– Actively Stretches the Hip Flexors
– Encourages Core Stabilization in the Sagittal and Frontal Planes
– Improves Shoulder Size and Strength

I tend to incorporate one of these variations near the tail end of my upper body training sessions for targeted hypertrophy and strength work. Generally speaking, 3-4 sets of 8-12 repetitions is sufficient for an adequate training stimulus.

Half Kneeling and Tall Kneeling Dumbbell Shoulder Press

I hope you enjoyed the video and, as always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions you can add them to the comments section below.

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