seated dumbbell

I’m starting Westside for Skinny Bastards and one of the possible excersises is a dumbbell seated power clean. I’ve heard Louie Simmons mention it before, too, but I’ve never seen it done. Anyone care to provide a how-to? Thanks.

This is the description and picture from over at

Seated Dumbbell Cleans: This exercise is designed to isolate the posterior deltoids and upper back. To begin grab a pair of dumbbells and sit on the edge of a bench. Start the movement by pulling your shoulder blades up and back. At this point, bring the dumbbells up while keeping your elbows at a right angle.


That looks quite similar to the movement CT uses in his ‘power look’ article, only you stand in that one. I want to say it’s called the cuban press but I’m not certain.