military press

Muscle Groups

shoulders front deltoids
The military press, also known as the overhead press, is a strength training exercise that targets the shoulders and triceps. It can be done with a barbell, dumbbells, or a machine. To perform the military press with a barbell, one stands with feet shoulder-width apart, places the bar on the front of the shoulders, and then pushes the bar overhead, locking out the elbows at the top. This exercise works the whole shoulder muscle group, with emphasis on the front and middle delts. The triceps are also worked as they are heavily involved in pushing the weight overhead. The military press is a compound exercise that involves multiple muscle groups and requires a strong core to stabilize the weight. It is a popular exercise for improving shoulder strength, size, and definition. However, it is important to use proper form to avoid injury, such as keeping the back and neck straight throughout the movement and using a weight that is manageable. Variations of the military press, such as the seated military press or the push press, can also be used to target different muscle groups or add variety to a workout routine.