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Standing Barbell Shoulder Press

standing barbell shoulder press
  • This primarily hits your anterior and lateral deltoids.
  • Align your knuckles with the bar so that when you press, your forearms are under the bar (forearms in front of the bar = wrist stress)
  • Choose a grip that allows the forearms to remain close to vertical for the movement
  • Have soft knees and don’t use them to generate momentum (that would be a push press)
  • A good cue for the top position is to push “behind the ears”, meaning the head comes through
  • Avoid leaning back too much, doing so means the weight is likely too heavy