Barbell Military Press
Grasp the bar with an overhand grip with your hands evenly spaced from the center of the bar.
Press the bar from the front of your neck to an overhead position, then bend your ams again bringing the bar down to the front of your neck.
If your gym does not have a rack on which to rest your barbell, you may want to use a spotter to help you lift the bar from the bench or floor to your starting position.
Anterior deltoid, Pectoralis major, Levator scapulae, Lateral deltoid, Middle and lower trapezius, Serratus anterior
TIP: It helps to have a spotter here just in case your arms fatigue before you get the weight to a safe place.
Variations for Barbell Military Press
Use a shoulder press machine if your gym does not have a Smith machine.
This is a great exercise for building strength where overhead movement is involved, such as putting a box in your attic. It will stretch and strengthen your shoulders simultaneously.
This movement adds a slight rotation to work your shoulders from a different angle.
If you are lifting a heavier-than-normal weight, use an upright chair to ensure good posture throughout the exercise.
If you are lifting a challenging weight, ask someone to spot you to make sure you are comfortable with the weight.
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