Military Press

Training Details Military Press

  • Primary Muscle
    Front Delt
  • Secondary Muscle
    Middle Delt, Triceps, Inner Abs
  • Equipment
    Barbell
  • Level
    Average

Guide for Military Press

  • Grab the bar slightly wider than shoulder width
  • Your elbows should be slightly wider than your shoulders, your arms  should be slightly angled out from your body
  • Your feet should be shoulder-width apart
  • The body weight should be in the middle of your foot
  • Tense your torso and buttocks for stability and a straight back
  • Pull back the shoulders and pull your shoulder blades together, push the chest forward
  • Lift the bar slowly upwards. Lower the weight in a calm and slow manner, always with tension in the muscle you are exercising. 
  • Move your head back when the bar passes and then forward again
  • In the top position, your body should be straight from the side with your head slightly in front of your arms
  • Do not use your legs to support the bar
  • Exhale on the way up and inhale on the way down 
  • If the exercise is done standing up, you will exercise the torso and abdomen more

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