Cuban Press

Starting position

  1. Stand upright with your abdominals and flex your glute muscles.
  2. Slowly lower your arms down your body, holding the dumbbells in your hands.


  1. Take a deep breath in and perform a side-to-side raise of the arms to shoulder height, while keeping the elbows bent at a right angle.
  2. Begin to slowly lift the dumbbells, rotating the shoulder joint.
  3. When your forearms are pointing upwards, perform a dumbbell overhead press and let the air out of your lungs.
  4. Take an inhale and, in a slow, controlled movement, lower the dumbbells using the same movement path as the lift, but twice as slowly.
  5. Repeat the exercise a set number of times.