The military press is one of the greatest shoulder exercises out there, as it not only trains the shoulders, but many other muscles as well. Here is how to do it.
The Military Press
Too many people do isolation shoulder and trap exercises and that way it takes eternities to work the complete area.
The military press, on the other hand, trains the front shoulder muscles, but also a bit of the sides, the upper chest and the middle and lower traps:
If you don’t have a barbell, you may instead opt for dumbbell shoulder presses, as they are similar.
If you have both a barbell and dumbbells, you can alternate between these two exercises in your workouts. The slightly different mechanics involved should keep your shoulders engaged.
Once More: Safety
Okay, I know, I harp on about this endlessly, but I will say it again: don’t overestimate how much weight you can handle doing military presses. It is perfectly ok to work up from just using the bar, instead of losing balance and have a barbell crash on your body.