19 of the Best Exercises for Beginners to Try at Home

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Dumbbell standing shoulder press
The standing dumbbell press is one of the most popular mass builders for the shoulders! Set up for the exercise by grabbing a pair of dumbbells and standing straight up with your feet around shoulder width apart. Raise the dumbbells to shoulder height on each side, and twist so that your palms are facing forward.
Why: This is a safer shoulder-sculptor than lifting from behind your neck. As a beginner the aim should be to keep strain off your joints and protect against an injury called shoulder impingement syndrome. Missed sessions this early in your lifting career are especially costly.

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