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Barbell Press


  • Hold your trunk tight and keep your back straight
  • Position your torso so the bar will move behind your head
  • Raise the bar so your arms almost fully extend
  • Do not lock out your arms
  • Lower the bar to the top of your trapezius (shoulder height)
  • Note - Tilt your head forward slightly when pressing so the bar will not hit your head

Muscles involved

  • Deltoid
  • Trapezius
  • Triceps Brachii
— Phil @ 9:56 pm, August 10, 2006

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