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Dumbbell Cuban Press

Free Weights / Intermediate
  • Shoulders
  • Traps
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How to do the Dumbbell Cuban Press - Learn Proper Dumbbell Cuban Press Form

  1. Step 1: Hold a dumbbell in each of your hands. Your shoulders should be rotated forward. Extend your arms next to your thighs, keeping your elbows slightly bent. Your palms should be facing your thighs. This is the starting position.
  2. Step 2: Lift your elbows up until they are at shoulder height.
  3. Step 3: Inhale and rotate the dumbbells up while keeping your upper arms steady; exhale as you do so. Continue moving until your forearms are perpendicular to the floor and your hands are pointed up. Inhale when you have completed the movement.
  4. Step 4: Press the dumbbells over your head as if you were performing a shoulder press.
  5. Step 5: Move back to the initial position as you inhale by reversing the steps.

Dumbbell Cuban Press Variations and Dumbbell Cuban Press Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Perform the exercise standing up.
  2. Variation 2: Try doing this exercise while sitting on a bench.

Dumbbell Cuban Press Tips

  1. Tip 1: When you lift your elbows up, your torso and upper arm should look like a letter "T." Exhale as you do so.
  2. Tip 2: Keep your head up and your eyes forward while performing the exercise.

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Dumbbell Cuban Press Training Details

The dumbbell cuban press is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the shoulders and to a lesser degree also targets the traps.

The only dumbbell cuban press equipment that you really need is the following: dumbbells. There are however many different dumbbell cuban press variations that you can try out that may require different types of dumbbell cuban press equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper dumbbell cuban press form is easy with the step by step dumbbell cuban press instructions, dumbbell cuban press tips, and the instructional dumbbell cuban press technique video on this page. The dumbbell cuban press is a pull exercise for those with a intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the dumbbell cuban press video, learn how to do the dumbbell cuban press, and then be sure and browse through the dumbbell cuban press workouts on our workout plans page!

Dumbbell Cuban Press Sports

Dumbbell Cuban Press Force Type: Pull
Dumbbell Cuban Press Mechanics Type: Compound
Dumbbell Cuban Press Other Names: Standing dumbbell cuban press

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