How To Do Barbell Shoulder Press?


Want to know how to do barbell shoulder press exercise? Read on further for detailed workout instructions, notes, video and pro tips for learning proper form and train better for Barbell Shoulder Press.

 

WHAT IS BARBELL SHOULDER PRESS ?

Barbell shoulder press is an exercise for working out shoulders. You wide open your arms and hold the barbell near to the upper chest. The arms are extended overhead with the barbell in your hands.

 

WHAT MUSCLES DOES BARBELL SHOULDER PRESS WORK ?

Primary muscles: Shoulder muscles are primarily benefited the most by performing Barbell shoulder press exercise.
Secondary muscles: Chest, Triceps are the secondary muscles benefited by performing Barbell shoulder press exercise.

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES A BARBELL PULLOVER EXERCISE REQUIRE ?

The Barbell shoulder press exercise require Barbell / EZ-Bar to be performed.

 

HOW TO DO BARBELL SHOULDER PRESS ?

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7 steps and you shall be able to perform Barbell shoulder press exercise.

  1. Be seated on a bench with a back support and hold the barbell with an overhand grip of your hands right above your head.
  2. position your hands so that your elbows are settled at an angle of 90 degrees.
  3. Starting position: Lift the barbell with your extended arms to a height equivalent to shoulder level.
  4. While inhaling, pull the barbell down to your shoulder level slowly.
  5. squeeze your shoulder muscles and hold the barbell for a moment.
  6. Final position: While exhaling put the barbell back to the initial/starting position.
  7. Complete all your reps.

 

IS THERE ANY OTHER ALTERNATIVE TO PERFORM BARBELL SHOULDER PRESS EXERCISE ?

Yes! Barbell shoulder press exercise can be performed while standing as well.

 

WHAT IS THE WORKOUT DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF BARBELL SHOULDER PRESS EXERCISE ?

The difficulty level for performing Barbell shoulder press exercise is Moderate.

 

CAN BARBELL PULLOVERS BE PERFORMED BY ONLY MEN, ONLY WOMEN OR BOTH ?

Both men and women can perform Barbell shoulder press exercise.

 

ARE THERE ANY OTHER RELATED EXERCISES WHICH EFFECT THE SAME PRIMARY MUSCLE GROUP AS BARBELL SHOULDER PRESS DO ?

5 other exercises that can work over the same primary muscles:

    1. Weighted Bench Dip
    2. Dumbbell Lateral Raise (Power Partials)
    3. One-Arm Kettlebell Snatch
    4. One-Arm Kettlebell Push Press
    5. Forward / Front Dumbbell Raise

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