The DB Military Press is an open circuit resistance training exercise for athletes to strengthen the upper-body.
The DB Military Press is an open circuit resistance exercise to strengthen the shoulder- (deltoids) and triceps musculature.
In addition the Military Press develops stabilizers acting on the scapulae, such as trapezius, levator scapulae and serratus anterior.
Make sure you use appropriate weight so you can control the action throughout the entire range of motion. Otherwise you may only reap half the benefits.
Very often, people use too much resistance. They push the weight towards the ceiling and then just release it on the way down.
No eccentric phase, the weights basically just drop to the floor. Make the most out of your training time and work your way up to weights that make you look respectable.
It may also be a good idea to work back musculature equally as hard as your chest to avoid strength imbalances. Apart from looking weird strength imbalances can also lead to injuries.
DB Military Press Description
- Sit up with a straight back.
- Feet are on the ground.
- Hold dumbbells sideways on shoulder level.
- Press DB upwards and extend elbows.
- Slowly lower DB towards the shoulders.
DB Military Press Targeted Musculature
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