Shoulder Press Exercises
Shoulder Press Exercises
The shoulder press is an exercise for the deltoids, but which also includes the trapezius and triceps.
The shoulder press is performed seated. To perform this exercise, a weight is held above the head is lowered to just above the shoulders, and then raised again. The exercise can be performed using both arms together, or one arm at a time.
A common variant of the shoulder press is the 360 degree shoulder press, in which your rotate your wrists while lowering the weight, and then rotate them back while aising the weight.
Both the shoulder press and the 360 degree shoulder press are performed with the help of a shoulder press machine.
A similar exercise to the shoulder press is the military press which is performed while standing (the exercise gets its name from the fact that your stance resembles that of a soldier at attention). The military press uses most core muscles and is therefore generally regarded as a more effective exercise than the basic shoulder press. The equipment required for the military press is barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, shoulder press machine, or a Smith machine.
The military press has its own variant, known as the "Arnold press", in which dumbbells are raised while rotating the palms outwards.
The shoulder press is recommended for this muscle group:
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