- Deltoid strength
- Triceps strength
The barbell shoulder press performed seated is a compound exercise that strengthens the shoulders and triceps. Compound exercises involve multiple muscle groups and joints. If you are looking to develop strong, well defined-shoulders, the seated barbell press is for you. Seated barbell shoulder presses place more focus on the front of the deltoids than standing barbell presses.
- Keep your back straight and your chest up at all time.
- Seated at the end of a bench, hold the barbell in your hands at shoulder level, palms forward.
- Press the barbell straight up until your arms are straight and the elbows are in line with your ears.
- Lower the barbell back to shoulder level.
- Excessive arching of the back
- Pressing the barbell too far in front of the head, instead of directly overhead