Standing Barbell Press Behind Neck

The standing behind-the-head press is a classic shoulder exercise that was used widely during bodybuilding's professed Golden Era. In addition to the deltoids, it also works the trapezius and triceps muscles. It may not be a good choice for some people's shoulders, depending on their injury history. It can be trained in strength-focused rep ranges, but is more commonly trained in moderate to high reps, such as 8-15 reps per set.


  1. Builds shoulder size and strength
  2. Avoids overloading the front deltoids from doing only pressing in front
  3. The standing position also challenges the core and legs

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