Standing Barbell Deltoids Presses Behind Head

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your shoulders back
  • Keep your back upright

Standing Barbell Deltoids Presses Behind Head

This exercise targets the back of your shoulders and provides a low cardio benefit. It also works your biceps.

Muscle Group

Posterior Deltoids (Rear Shoulders), Biceps


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Posterior Deltoids (Rear Shoulders), Biceps

Equipment: Barbell

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Shoulders

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Hold a barbell just behind your head with your hands slightly wider than shoulder width apart, elbows pointing down to the floor.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly raise both arms
    up over your head until they are fully extended, keeping a slight bend in your elbows.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly return
    the bar back to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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