Neutral Curl + Press

Learn how to perform a seated neutral bicep curl to shoulder press perfectly with instructions and video by SHOCK Fitness Trainer, Ashley Steele.

How to Neutral Curl to 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 neutral (facing your hips). This is the starting position.

  2. Maintaining a neutral palm, curl the dumbbells up to your shoulders and immediately press the weights overhead. Return the dumbbells to the starting position and repeat the movement for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  3. You should feel this working the biceps, deltoids, traps, and shoulder muscles.

Alternative Exercises:

Curl + Press  Sumo Squat + Press

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