Shoulder Press - Machine

Other types of Shoulder Press: Free Weight Resistance Tube Stability Ball Stretching

  • 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 back to 90 degrees.

  • Some shoulder press machines have different grips. Take advantage of these if possible and try different grips during different sets, or use the one that ismost comfortable for your body.

  • Shoulders 

  • Arms 

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

  • TIP: Keep your abdominals engaged throughout the exercise and your hips neutral.

Variations for Shoulder Press

  • Cable Shoulder Press

    This machine is similar to a regular shoulder press machine but requires the recruitment of your shoulders' stability muscles. Thus, it is a great way to boost your functional strength.


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