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Barbell Shoulder Press

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Shoulders
Other Muscles: Chest, Triceps
Equipment: Barbell
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Intermediate
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Barbell Shoulder Press Guide

Main Muscle: Shoulders

  1. Sit on a bench with back support in a squat rack. Position a barbell at a height that is just above your head. Grab the barbell with a pronated grip (palms facing forward).
  2. Once you pick up the barbell with the correct grip width, lift the bar up over your head by locking your arms. Hold at about shoulder level and slightly in front of your head. This is your starting position.
  3. Lower the bar down to the shoulders slowly as you inhale.
  4. Lift the bar back up to the starting position as you exhale.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations:

  • This exercise can also be performed standing.



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Tip: Barbell Shoulder Press

Exercise Rating
10/10

Jan 9, 2014 2:59 PM: Does anyone know how to print off an workout log for this workout for tracking purposes? thanks!!



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8/10

Dec 26, 2013 7:22 PM: Good exercise



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Exercise Rating
10/10

Jun 16, 2013 4:58 AM: i love it!! this is my favorite exercise



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Review: Barbell Shoulder Press

Exercise Rating
7/10

Mar 20, 2013 8:16 PM: Seated feels awkward - I am sure I am not doing it right. What angle should the seat be set at? 90 degrees? an incline? I feel as if I have to hold the bar out in front of my head too much, I also notice that I am arching my lower back when I do this - it feels strange. Is it easier to just replace...+See More



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Tip: Barbell Shoulder Press

Exercise Rating
10/10

Dec 4, 2012 7:04 AM: This has worked wonders on my shoulders. Make sure if to put one foot in front of the other if standing - for good balance :)



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Review: Barbell Shoulder Press

Exercise Rating
10/10

Apr 8, 2012 2:47 PM: My favourite shoulder exercise (along with DB overhead presses).



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Review: Barbell Shoulder Press

Exercise Rating
10/10

Mar 8, 2012 4:18 PM: NC



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Review: Barbell Shoulder Press

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9/10

Jul 24, 2011 5:58 AM: For my first time doing barbell shoulder presses it sure seemed to work.



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Review: Barbell Shoulder Press

Exercise Rating
8/10

Feb 27, 2011 8:20 AM: works well



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Review: Barbell Shoulder Press

Exercise Rating
10/10

Feb 16, 2011 1:55 PM: Should be a staple in everyones shoulder routine, its a basic and essential "power" compound exercise for shoulder that is essential for overall shoulder growth and development. Barbell/dumbell shoulder press and laterals(side and rear, front raises are useless if you already do shoulder presses)...+See More



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