You have 2 choices: a spotter to help you get the weights up or hooks. Most gyms have a pair of hooks somewhere- you may have to ask at the front dest or ask a trainer where they are. Drag a flat or incline bench into a power cage or squat rack and set the bar about 6 inches higher than you can reach when you are on the bench. Set the hooks on the bar. Put the dumbbells in the hooks. They are then in the "up" position for you already.
Do you know how to "kick up" weights? This works for a while, but I've reached the point that I can't kick up enough weight and need an experienced spotter to do chest and shoulders.
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