Seated cable shoulder press

The seated cable shoulder press is a multijoint machine-based exercise that focuses on the deltoid or shoulder muscles, as well as the triceps. It's most common in muscle-building workouts and rep ranges, usually 8-12 reps or more.


  1. Cables provide constant tension throughout movement
  2. Using D-handles with cables allows you to rotate the shoulders naturally during the movement
  3. Simple to change weights to perform dropsets or burnout sets

Seated cable shoulder press Images


Seated cable shoulder press Instructions

Seated cable shoulder press muscle diagram
  1. Adjust the weight to an appropriate amount and be seated, grasping the handles. Your upper arms should be about 90 degrees to the body, with your head and chest up. The elbows should also be bent to about 90 degrees. This will be your starting position.
  2. Begin by extending through the elbow, pressing the handles together above your head.
  3. After pausing at the top, return the handles to the starting position. Ensure that you maintain tension on the cables.
  4. You can also execute this movement with your back off the pad and alternate hands.