Barbell shoulder pressing is a great way to increase your bench press and chest, especially if you train heavy.
It is also a great exercise for improving your shoulder and hip mobility.
I have covered a variety of barbell presses over the years, but for this article I am going to show you the most popular and versatile variations.
If you want to go even further and try a barbell press with your biceps, you should definitely check out my full review.
The first thing you will notice about the barbell pressing variations is that they are usually performed with a heavy weight.
You are usually used to using a dumbbell or barbell to hold your barbell, but most people just do a regular bench press with a bar.
That is not the case with the bar.
It has a different function.
This is because the bar is used to pull a heavy load over your shoulders, rather than your elbows and knees.
This has a major impact on how the shoulder and your elbows move and how they can be adjusted to work for your optimal posture.
The bar is actually designed to help you move forward more easily and is not intended to assist in pressing heavy loads.
This means that the bar does not need to be attached to your back and is used as a weight on your shoulders and hips.
If it was, it would be attached directly to your bicep and triceps.
But you can use a dumb or bar to hold it up and still have the bar attached to you.
Thats why the first thing I recommend you do is do a simple, safe, and easy press with the weight on the floor.
I am using a 30 lb barbell with a 40 lb dumbbell.
Here is how I do it.
Sit with your feet shoulder width apart on a chair and start pressing the bar with your palms facing up.
If possible, get the weight just above your eyes and your thumbs touching the bar when you press.
If your arms are not shoulder width, I recommend using the arms to rest against your torso, so that your elbows are on the bar as you press it.
If that is not possible, I suggest using the palms facing down and pressing the weight with your elbows.
The key here is to press with as little force as possible while allowing your elbows to rest.
I usually like to use a good amount of resistance on my wrists, elbows, and lower back so that I am not pulling any weight.
If I am doing too much resistance on the wrists, I may feel like my elbows are going to get trapped in the bar and the weight will go too far down.
The weight is not going to be as heavy as it would if I did it with the elbows in contact with the floor, so you should be able to keep the bar in place for a good portion of the press.
You can then lower the weight back down to your palms again.
If this is the case, you will be pressing with a lot more force than if you just did a regular press.
This will also help you develop more shoulder flexibility, especially your elbows, since you are not holding the weight too far away from your body.
If using a bar, you are going on a much longer pull.
Your arms are probably not as long as a conventional press, but you are definitely going to feel a lot of pull from the bar, especially in the first few reps.
If not, this will likely happen because you are working too hard to press it with your hands.
I would recommend doing 10 reps, as it is easier to do that than to have the weight resting on your back for the first 10 reps.
For the last 10 reps you should aim to do at least 60% of your 1RM.
The reason you are doing this is to make sure you do not hurt yourself during the last few reps because you will need to recover.
Once you are ready to do the full 10 reps with the weights on your backs, try to make as much weight as possible without any resistance on your arms or wrists.
This should take between 10-20 seconds depending on your technique.
You should feel a slight tingling sensation in your elbows if you make too much effort to press the bar too hard.
When you feel that tingly sensation, you can go back to the start position.
If the weight is too heavy for you, you have a good chance of hitting your elbows during the full press.
The only real downside to this is that you will feel the weight pressing against your arms when you do the next rep, which is not a good thing.
That means that your shoulder is not as protected as it should be and that will have a huge impact on your ability to hold the weight.
So, you need to know that the best barbell exercises for benching are not always easy.
For example, you might not be able a good bench press in your first attempt.
You need to go for the hardest rep, and