Overhead military press
The military press is a good measure of pure strength. It was one of the first weightlifting lifts included in the 1924 Olympics and works your shoulders, triceps and chest. But most your muscles are involved with the lift. It’s important to have solid legs and core as this creates a base from which you can thrust upwards.
If the weight is too heavy there will be a tendency to bend at the knees to push up the last few reps (giving the bar a little momentum to help it up). Strictly speaking, you should keep the legs straight.
Ultimate Guide to Military Press
- Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
- Use an over-the-bar grip.
- As you raise the bar, keep it close to your chest with your elbows back
- Press the bar upwards, hold and return.
The Benefits of Overhead military press
The military press develops almost every major muscle group in your body, including your shoulders, upper chest, triceps and core.
Muscle groups worked with Military Press
- Try and use different hand grip widths.