Seated Barbell Deltoids Military Presses

Exercise Tips

  • Do not lock your elbows
  • Keep your eyes on a high spot on the wall

Seated Barbell Deltoids Military Presses

This exercise targets the sides of your shoulders and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Lateral Deltoids (Side Shoulders)

Frequency

1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week

Equipment

Free Weight Military Press Machine, Straight Barbell

Cardiovascular Benefit

Low

Muscle Group: Lateral Deltoids (Side Shoulders)

Equipment: Free Weight Military Press Machine, Straight Barbell

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Shoulders


Starting Position: Sit on the bench with your back and head straight, knees bent and feet flat on the floor shoulder width apart. Hold a barbell under your chin with an overhand grip, arms slightly wider than shoulder width apart.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly raise your arm straight up above your head, extending your arms but keeping your elbows bent slightly.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly lower your arms back down to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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