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Machine Shoulder (Military) Press

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Shoulders
Other Muscles: Triceps
Equipment: Machine
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Machine Shoulder (Military) Press Guide

Main Muscle: Shoulders

  1. Sit down on the Shoulder Press Machine and select the weight.
  2. Grab the handles to your sides as you keep the elbows bent and in line with your torso. This will be your starting position.
  3. Now lift the handles as you exhale and you extend the arms fully. At the top of the position make sure that you hold the contraction for a second.
  4. Lower the handles slowly back to the starting position as you inhale.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations: You can use free weights (barbells and dumbbells) to perform this exercise on a military bench.



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Review: Machine Shoulder (Military) Press

Exercise Rating
9/10

Jul 16, 2014 10:56 AM: I use it to gain strength and want more controlled weight and movement on my shoulders, when I really want to my shoulders I go for the Arnold DB Press, which i suggest to have enough strength and no risk of injury to do it.



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Review: Machine Shoulder (Military) Press

Exercise Rating
10/10

May 31, 2014 9:44 PM: This is by far my favorite workout. It really helps for people who are on a wrestling team.



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Review: Machine Shoulder (Military) Press

Exercise Rating
8/10

May 4, 2013 7:20 AM: This exercise seems to be a little more forgiving on my shoulder pain than some of the alternatives.



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Exercise Rating
9/10

May 3, 2013 3:10 AM: Most machines offer two grip possibilities one palms forward and one palms in, The different variations apply different muscle groups so switching grips on alternate shoulder workouts works different muscle groups. Machine workouts should be a part of a workout w/ free weights and not a substitute for...+See More



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Review: Machine Shoulder (Military) Press

Exercise Rating
7/10

Feb 20, 2013 6:33 AM: With this holding grip it will work for the triceps more, not so intense for the mid Deltoid.



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Review: Machine Shoulder (Military) Press

Exercise Rating
7/10

Mar 7, 2010 12:23 PM: this is a regular shoulder press and not a military press



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Review: Machine Shoulder (Military) Press

Exercise Rating
7/10

Mar 4, 2010 8:58 AM: Great for shaping your shoulder heads. Remember it works just like the free weight seated military barbell press, so never have butt off the pad, and keep your back against the pad. You cheat your body you are cheating yourself!
Great for building the tone and definition. Really hurts for high...+See More



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