Standing Barbell Press - Tips, Pics, and Videos
Exercise: Standing Barbell Press
Main Muscle Worked: Shoulders
Other Muscles Worked: Triceps
Type of Exercise: Compound
Welcome to the full guide on how to perform Standing Barbell Press from Built Fit. Below you will learn how to perfect your form and technique for this exercise. Be sure to read the information on how to start and perform the exercise and then view the images and video to see it in action. Built Fit stresses the importance on perfecting the form of Standing Barbell Press before you begin adding additional weight.
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