Smith Shoulder Press
Sit in an upright bench then 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 forehead to an overhead position, then bend your ams again bringing the bar down to starting position.
Smith machine, weighted plates, safety clips
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 bar back to the rack.
Variations for Smith Shoulder Press
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.
Use an upright chair in order to ensure good posture if you are lifting a challenging weight.
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