If you feel unsafe doing regular military presses, try them seated. The muscles trained are the same, but watch out that you don’t involuntarily cheat!
(Seated) Military Presses
Me demonstrating that exercise is a bit an example for me not being immune to what psychologists call “organizational blindness.” Because despite me stressing safety all the time, I too took some things for granted due to having done military presses for a long time.
Rightfully some people on YouTube pointed out that I didn’t cover the losing your balance part enough and after they mentioned it, I could only agree: for people trying military presses for the first time, this can be a huge factor. So without further ado, here is the seated variant of the military press, which can give you a feel for the exercise with much less risk of you hurting yourself or the surrounding furniture:
As I said in the video, doing them seated makes you more prone to involuntarily cheat by starting to rock forth and back with your upper body. If you catch yourself doing that, try to do the movement more consciously, or, if all else fails, lower the weight a bit.