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Seated Military Press

Free Weights / Intermediate
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How to do the Seated Military Press - Learn Proper Seated Military Press Form

  1. Step 1: Sit on a bench press with a barbell racked behind you.
  2. Step 2: Grasp the barbell so that your arms are in a 90 degree angle and your palms are facing forward.
  3. Step 3: Raise the barbell overhead and then lower it in front of you so that it is near your shoulders for your starting position.
  4. Step 4: Exhaling, raise the barbell straight overhead.
  5. Step 5: Inhaling, lower the barbell back to the starting position.
  6. Step 6: Repeat for a complete set.

Seated Military Press Variations and Seated Military Press Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: If you do not have shoulder problems, alternate lowering the barbell behind the neck and in front of your shoulders.
  2. Variation 2: If you do not have back problems, perform this exercise while standing straight up.
  3. Variation 3: Use dumbbells instead of a barbell.

Seated Military Press Tips

  1. Tip 1: Use a spotter to help lift the barbell onto your shoulders.
  2. Tip 2: Keep your feet planted flat on the ground and your abdominals tight throughout.

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Seated Military Press Equipment

Seated Military Press Training Details

The seated military press is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the shoulders and to a lesser degree also targets the triceps.

The only seated military press equipment that you really need is the following: barbell and flat bench. There are however many different seated military press variations that you can try out that may require different types of seated military press equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper seated military press form is easy with the step by step seated military press instructions, seated military press tips, and the instructional seated military press technique video on this page. The seated military press is a push exercise for those with a intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the seated military press video, learn how to do the seated military press , and then be sure and browse through the seated military press workouts on our workout plans page!

Seated Military Press Sports


Seated Military Press Force Type: Push
Seated Military Press Mechanics Type: Compound
Seated Military Press Other Names: barbell military press, seated barbell military press
1 Review
  • AaronV
    over 2 years ago #

    Eh, why not?

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