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  • Deltoid
  • Upper trapezius
  • Rotator Cuff Muscles (subscapularis, infraspinatus, supraspinatus, teres minor)
  • Triceps

Exercises working similar muscle groups

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Shoulder Press

Shoulder Press develops strength in the deltoid, upper trapezius and rotator cuff muscles. The exercise can be done with a barbell or dumbbell. Dumbbell shoulder press requires more stability in the shoulders then barbell shoulder press and as a result is a slightly more advanced movement. If using a barbell the weight should always be lowered down in front of the neck and never behind

Shoulder Press strengthens both the anterior, middle and posterior deltoid muscle. Be careful when performing alot of overhead activities as the rotator cuff muscles can become inflammed during overhead activities in some people. If you begin to feel constant aching or pain during and after the movement remove shoulder press from your program until the pain subsides 

Improving upper back posture through correct exercise technique and daily habits can improve shoulder function allowing you to continue with overhead movements

Exercise Technique Tips - Shoulder Press

  • Draw Shoulder blades back and keep chin tucked in
  • Keep palms facing each other at the bottom position


Weight Recommendations for Dumbell and Barbell Shoulder Press in Kg's
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