Cable Shoulder Press

  • Adjust the seat so that your elbows start with a 90 degree bend. Sit with your back and hips against the back pad and grasp the handles with a pronated grip.

  • Press the handles overhead with your elbows slightly in front of your torso. Pause with your arms fully extended at the top, then slowly lower your elbows to a 90 degree angle. Repeat.

  • If you do not have a machine that will specifically do this exercise, you can do the same thing by putting an upright bench in front of the cable or cables, or do it standing with a staggered leg stance.

  • Shoulders 

  • Arms 

  • Anterior deltoid, Lateral deltoid, Supraspinatus, Triceps brachii, Lower and middle trapezius, Rhomboid major, Rhomboid minor

  • TIP: Keep your back against the back pad of the chair. Keep your arms slightly in front of you so that your can just see your elbows with your peripheral vision.

Variations for Cable Shoulder Press

  • Shoulder Press

    This machine will help guide your arms through a safe range of motion overhead to develop shoulder strength and stretch the lats and rear shoulders.


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