Incline anti-gravity shoulder press

The incline anti-gravity shoulder press is an upper-body exercise targeting the shoulders and upper back. It works the rear delts and upper-back muscles isometrically to hold the weight up, while dynamically training the lateral and front delts. Because of the challenge of holding the weight up, this press variation is usually performed with relatively light weights for moderate reps, such as 8-12 reps per set or more, as part of upper-body or shoulder training.


  1. Adds size and strength to the shoulders and upper back
  2. Intense shoulder training even with light weight
  3. Great burnout movement on shoulder day

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Incline anti-gravity shoulder press Instructions

Incline anti-gravity shoulder press muscle diagram
  1. Place a bar on the ground behind the head of an incline bench.
  2. Lay on the bench face down. With a pronated grip, pick the barbell up from the floor. Flex the elbows, performing a reverse curl to bring the bar near your chest. This will be your starting position.
  3. To begin, press the barbell out in front of your head by extending your elbows. Keep your arms parallel to the ground throughout the movement.
  4. Return to the starting position and repeat to complete the set.