Seated Barbell Shoulder Press

The seated barbell shoulder press increases strength and size of the shoulders. The seated position isolates the shoulders by restricting the use of other muscles to assist with the movement.


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    On a weight bench with an upright back support, grab a barbell using a double-overhand grip so your hands are slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
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    Slowly bend the arms and lower the barbell to your collar bone, keeping your elbows by your sides.
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    Gripping the barbell firmly, press it overhead until your elbows are completely locked out.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid flaring the elbows away from the body. Keep them tucked into your side.