Barbell Military Press



Sit on an upright bench under a rack, or standing in front of barbell, feet underneath you. Place your hands on the inner edge of the knurling to keep your elbows at a 10 and 2 o’clock position (if you were standing on a clock) versus out to the side at a 3 and 9 o’clock position).  Unrack the barbell placing it at collarbone level near your chest with elbows bent and tucked in at your sides


Press the barbell overhead as you maintain a tight core, slowly return to start position



Do not arch your back excessively during the pressing movement

As you fatigue, you can press your feet down into the ground to get an assisted lift