Military Barbell Press

Developing the Muscles of the Shoulders

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1)      From a sitting or standing

position, grip a barbell

with an overhand grip.


2)      Hold you grip at shoulder

level with your palms

supporting the weight.


3)      Start by lowering the bar

down behind your head to a level just behind your ears. You can go lower, but you risk damaging your joints.


4)      Breathe out as you press

the weight upwards.


5)      Once you’ve reached an

almost locked out position

you’ve completed one rep.


6)      The control of the barbell

to ensure balance and

stability is key in properly

targeting your deltoids.

start with a lighter weight

to develop perfect form

before attempting heavier


Muscles Worked:

Front and Side Deltoids