1. Settle down on a military press bench or utility bench with a back support while gripping a dumbbell in each hand. Dumbbells should be placed upright on your thighs.
2. Use your thighs to help propel the dumbbells up into place as you raise them one at a time to shoulder height.
3. Ensure that your wrists are turned so that your hands’ palms are facing forward. Your starting point is here.
4. After that, exhale and raise the dumbbells until their tops touch.
5. Next, while inhaling, slowly lower the weights back down to the beginning position after a brief pause in the top constricted position.
6. Continue for the specified number of repetitions.
Variations: The exercise can be done either standing or seated on a standard, flat bench.
The version that is presented is the one that is advised for those who have lower back issues.