Seated barbell shoulder press

The seated barbell shoulder press is a classic exercise for building muscle and strength in the shoulders. The triceps also play a significant role in pressing the barbell overhead. Performing the movement seated reduces help from the lower body and decreases the risk of overextending the lumbar spine during the movement. This press variation can be the primary pressing movement on an upper-body or shoulder day, or an effective accessory movement later in a workout.


  1. Builds shoulder muscle and strength
  2. Seated position enforces strict form
  3. Less risk of tweaking the lower back than with a standing press

Seated barbell shoulder press Images

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