Back to basics final exercise
Well here is the last of the 5 back to basic execrcies that you should definitly be doing, the Military Press. If you have been doing the other 4 exercises I am sure that you have been seeing some great results from them. If not check them out by clicking HERE and reading up about each and every one of them. You will thank me later.
Variations are good!
So the Military Press is one of those exerciese that you can do sitting or standing. Both are actually great and each offers there own different benefits. Obviously if you do them standing you won’t be lifting as much weight but you will be using a ton more stabilizer muscles while doing them. This is a good thing. However since I am looking for size and naturally I can lift more sitting, I stick to seated military presses more often, but I do change it up about once a month just to keep my muscles guessing.
Builds bigger shoulders
The main purpose of the military press is for building bigger shoulders. The main muscle involvement in this movement are the front delts and the side delts. The rear dealt do get a little work on this but not a whole lot. If you are using a barbell or dumbbells just remember to sit up as straight as possible. If you neglect that technique you will involve your chest more and also your triceps, which is not the purpose of this exercise.
Want to increase your bench?
So here is where the military press will start to show its benefits to you young lifters. You hear it all the time among your friends and peers at school, “How much do you bench?” Well if you are tired of being the guy who benches less then everyone else, here is a little secret, this exercise will improve your bench. The reason for this is all the secondary muscles you will involve while doing this exercise, also by building stronger shoulders you will be able to support heavier weights. It’s that simple. That’s why getting off the machines is the best thing you can do for yourself immediately.
If you want to bench big, squat big, BE BIG add these 5 Back to Basic Exercises to your routine. You have absolutely nothing to loose and bigger and heavier lifts to gain.