REVERSE-GRIP SHOULDER PRESS

Written by Russ Howe PTI, and most recently updated 4 days ago.

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VIDEO DEMO:


EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. SETUP: Stand in a split-stance (it’ll support your lower back during this move). Take an underhand-grip on a barbell and curl it to shoulder level. This is the start position.
  2. LIFT: Press the bar overhead, as high as you can while maintaining good form, then return it to shoulder level.
  3. TIP: This will feel much harder than a regular shoulder press, so you’ll have to adjust the weight accordingly. The underhand-grip forces you to press with your elbows in front of the body, which is a LOT safer for the shoulder joint, and that makes this exercise a good option for anyone who has previously experienced shoulder injuries. Try it and see.

MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:

  • Shoulders (Front Delts)
rear delt flye muscles worked

ALTERNATIVE EXERCISES: