Standing Deltoids Military Presses

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your back straight
  • Contract your muscles at the top

Standing Deltoids Military Presses

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

Muscle Group

Lateral Deltoids (Side Shoulders)


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Lateral Deltoids (Side Shoulders)

Equipment: Barbell

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Shoulders

Starting Position: Stand with one foot in front of the other, about a foot apart, toes pointing forward. Hold a barbell with an overhand grip, resting it on your chest, elbows close to your body and pointing straight down. Your hands should be slightly wider than shoulder width apart.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly raise your arms straight above your head until they are fully extended.
  2. 2 Hold for a one count, then inhale and slowly lower your heels back down to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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