Front Seated Barbell Deltoid Military Presses

Exercise Tips

  • Keep arms just slightly wider than shoulder width
  • Keep elbow slightly bent
  • Don’t lock out your arms

Front Seated Barbell Deltoid Military Presses

This exercise works the shoulders by raising a barbell straight above your head while sitting.

Muscle Group



1 day a week to
3 days a week


Barbell, bench

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Deltoids

Equipment: Barbell, bench

Minimum Frequency: 1 day a week

Maximum Frequency: 3 days a week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Shoulders

Starting Position:

  1. 1 Holding a barbell in your hands, with your arms at about shoulder level and hands facing out.
  2. 2 Raise your arm straight up above your head, keeping your elbow bent slightly.
  3. 3 Lower your arm to starting position.
  4. 4 Repeat until you have finished all repetitions.

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.