Standing Barbell Press

This is one of the best shoulder exercises that is also referred to as overhead press and standing military press.  It is a great core exercise that should be adding to any

Starting Position: Ideally you would like to perform this lift with the bar already at chest height.  Start at a squat/power rack and place the bar about chest height.  Position your feet shoulder width apart. place your hands on the bar shoulder width apart.

Performing the Exercise: Slowly raise the bar over your your head extending your arms.  Keep your elbows in and stay looking straight ahead. Gently lower the bar to nose height and perform another rep.


  • Keep your back straight and do not arch it when pushing up the weight
  • Do not use your legs to drive an push the weight up, remain flat with no bending.
  • Perfect the form before adding more weight

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