Standing Barbell Shoulder Press

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate Standing Barbell Shoulder Press.

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. This exercise works your anterior Deltoids, upper Pecs and Triceps
  2. Like any exercise this should be pain free or shouldn’t increase existing pain levels, during, after and the next day.
  3. It is normal to feel some delayed onset muscle soreness between 48-72 hours but this should be manageable
  4. While holding a barbell with your grip at shoulder width, in standing.
  5. Now raise the barbell to shoulder height.
  6. Your forearms should be vertical and your elbow position should be in shoulder scaption, which is slightly in from of your body as this is less strain on your shoulder joints.
  7. Also make sure that you engage your core muscles to keep your lower back straight. There will be a tendency to arch it.
  8. This is your starting position.
  9. Now, exhale and push the barbell upward until your arms are straight. Make sure that you aren’t shrugging your shoulders throughout.
  10. Then, after a brief pause at the top, slowly lower the bar back down to the starting position while inhaling.
  11. For strengthening you should perform 6-10 reps to fatigue
  12. You should perform 3-5 sets with 3 minutes rests
  13. This session can be done 2-3 times per week
  14. For endurance you should perform 15-25 reps to fatigue
  15. You should perform 3-5 sets with no more than 30 second rests
  16. This session can be done 2-3 times per week

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