How To Master The Military Press


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Introduction:

The military press is like the overhead press but is done standing in a wider stance. It is more difficult than the overhead press because the barbell needs to be lifted higher. There are three key points in mastering the military press:

  • The arms should be straight when the barbell is at its lowest point in front of you, and they should be completely straight when the barbell reaches your head.
  • The back is tight and flat when lifting, otherwise, there will be rounded shoulders with an arched back when lowering.
  • The weight should touch before touching your head or when your shoulder blades are touching together or when your elbows are straightening out or when it’s directly above your head.

If you are doing the military press wrong, then your form is incorrect because it will put pressure on your shoulders and cause them to hurt or maybe even dislocate. If you are using the wrong form while performing this exercise, then use a better technique instead of simply placing more weight on the barbell. When lifting heavy weights to get stronger, always have a spotter nearby who can keep eye contact with you so he or she can see when problems occur during pressing because if something goes wrong, they should be ready to help you out by either grabbing the barbell for you so that you won’t drop it on yourself or quickly helping guide it up into place once again. You never want to use the bad form when lifting weights.

Another Method:

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Another way of mastering the military press is by using a bench or chair behind you where your spotter can sit down and help guide the barbell back up into place once it has been successfully pressed. Your spotter should not be touching the barbell unless he or she needs to grab it from you so that they can prevent it from falling off of your shoulders. It’s also common practice when doing the military press for someone on either side of you to be holding onto a supporting bracket that is placed along the side of this exercise machine. This way, if you could not guide the barbell back up into place, then your spotter can guide it back down safely onto these brackets so that you don’t have to worry about dropping it on yourself while trying to get a good form going again. It’s best when doing the military press to have a spotter watching over you so that he or she can help guide the barbell back up into place. You should never be lifting weight by yourself without someone being there in case something goes wrong so remember this always when lifting weights. If you are not strong enough to lift heavy weights correctly, then use less weight instead because if an injury occurs during this exercise due to bad form, then there is no good reason for you to push yourself further.

Conclusion:

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If you are not strong enough to lift the weight correctly, then use less weight instead because if an injury occurs during this exercise due to bad form, there is no good reason for you to push yourself further.

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