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Should You Consider Implementing Overhead Presses In Your Gym Routine?

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Whether you just want to get back your mobility or are working towards a weight lifting program, it is very important that you keep your upper body muscles conditioned. These are the muscles that help you with all kinds of daily tasks, with some as menial as putting up dishes on a high cabinet.

One way you can ensure to keep your upper body in shape is by including exercise routines like overhead press. More commonly known as shoulder press, this kind of exercise works on your overall upper body, keeping your muscles tight and conditioned.

Hi, my name is Reece Mander, a leading personal trainer and founder of Reece Mander Fitness Gym. Today I share some best tips to perform overhead presses in your gym routine.

How To Perform A Overhead Press?

It is very important that you understand the pattern and function of any particular movement, especially if they involve using weights. As you will find mentioned in bodybuilding magazines, the shoulder press a is a simple movement that uses resistance in an upward movement. In simpler terms, you will have to lift the weight above your head. There are quite s few ways you can do this, such as:

  • Using both hands together
  • Using one hand at a time
  • Using a single barbell with both hands
  • Using a free weight in each hand

How Can You Better Your Shoulder Mobility?

Now that you understand how you do a shoulder press, it is important that you know your shoulder’s range of movement to perform this exercise safely. To know that, start with keeping your entire body still and gradually lift both your arms over your head. If you can keep your arms in line with both ears, you have good mobility. If not, you will have to consider improving your shoulder mobility. However, you should not indulge in any such exercise, especially with weights.

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How Does A Overhead Press Help You?

There are a number of advantages of including an exercise like the overhead press in your routine.

  • It will help grow your shoulder muscles
  • Increase the size of your triceps and trapezius
  • Better performance when it comes to other exercises
  • Increase strength in core muscles like the obliques, transverse abdomens and lower back

With the information mentioned in this article, you are now all set to start practicing shoulder presses. However, if you are not too sure about how to start, you can always take the help of the professional trainers at your gym. If they use personal training tracking software, they should also be able to help you with your exercises and workout routine even when you are off-site. You should always focus on being safe before any such intense workout.


What are shoulder presses suitable for?

The shoulder press is one of the best exercises for strengthening your shoulders and upper back. The front portion of your shoulder muscle (anterior deltoid) benefits the most from the shoulder press, but you’ll also be working out your deltoids, triceps, trapezius, and pecs.

Is shoulder press good for your chest?

If you perform the overhead press while standing, you will work the majority of the large muscles in your upper body, including the pectorals (chest) and deltoids (shoulders)

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