Shoulder exercises – shoulder press with barbell
Directions: Sit on a bench and place the barbell on your shoulders. The palms of your hands should be facing forwards and the shoulder press should be touching the upper part of your chest. Raise the barbell until your arms are stretched. Return it slowly to the initial position. Your back should be kept straight.
Main muscle groups worked:
Primary: anterior deltoid
Secondary: lateral deltoid, triceps, trapezius and upper pectoral
Special characteristics of this exercise: The further apart you hold your hands, the less the contribution of the triceps and the greater the risk of shoulder injury. You can optimize the work of the deltoid if you end the shoulder press just before fully stretching the arms, keeping the pressure on the deltoid.Keep Reading