Videos: Get Big Shoulder Press

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Here is a new exercise for you to try, especially if your shoulders often bother you.  If you can’t tolerate regular overhead barbell or dumbbell pressing then give this a shot. First, the grip placement is neutral, limiting the internal rotation associated with regular presses (exercises with a pronated grip like the bench or regular barbell shoulder press promote more internal rotation which significantly shorten the acromion gap).

Also, because the bar is going on an angle and not directly overhead, you allow the humeral head to clear the acromion smoothly and without issue.  The closer in your elbows are the more you will recruit the triceps, so you can flare them out a bit if you desire.

We call this the “Get Big Press” so go give it a try and Get Big.