Smith Machine Shoulder Press
How to: Smith Machine Shoulder Press
Primary Muscles Used:Shoulders, Arms, Anterior Deltoid, Lateral Deltoid, Triceps
Exercise Families:Vertical Push
- Set the height of the Smith machine bar to approximately chest height. Place an incline bench, set to a 80- to 85-degree incline, in the centre of the Smith machine, slightly behind the bar. Place both hands on the bar with an overhand grip (palms facing away from your body), slightly wider than your shoulders. Gently release the bar from its locked position. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. Bend your elbows and lower the bar to just below chin height.
- Exhale. Using the muscles in your shoulders, extend your elbows to return to the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.
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