This is an exercise for shoulder, chest and triceps strengthening. Also known as Seated Military Shoulder Press.
- Sitting on a bench with a barbell rack, grasp the barbell with a grip 3 to 4 inches wider than your shoulders.
- Lift the bar off the rack and lower it to just at the height of your shoulders.
- While maintaining good posture, straighten your arms and raise the bar up above your head.
- Pause for a moment and then in a controlled movement lower the bar to the starting position.
Do not perform this exercise if you have shoulder, elbow or wrist pain.
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