Barbell Military Press

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Barbell Military Press

Instructions

Preparation

Grasp barbell from rack or clean barbell from floor with overhand grip, slightly wider than shoulder width. Position bar in front of neck.

Execution

Press bar upward until arms are extended overhead. Lower to front of neck and repeat.

Comments

See unrack and rack technique. Feet may be positioned shoulder width apart or one foot in front of other with forward leg slightly bent (as shown). Upper chest assists (instead of side delts) since grip is slightly narrower and chest is high with low back arched back slightly. Also see Push Press and Press Strength Standards.

Classification

 Utility: Basic
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Push

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