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Military Press

  • This primarily hits your anterior and lateral deltoids.
  • In a true military press, the feet are together.
  • This is one form of a strict press – you don’t generate any momentum with the legs as that’s considered cheating.
  • 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
  • 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