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Barbell Front Press

Exercise Tips

  • Focus on balance
  • Keep back straight
  • Keep your eyes on a spot on the ceiling

Barbell Front Press

This exercise targets your shoulders and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Deltoids (Shoulders)


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week


Barbell, Exercise ball

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Deltoids (Shoulders)

Equipment: Barbell, Exercise ball

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Shoulders

Starting Position: Sit flat on the center of an exercise ball with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Hold a barbell at shoulder level, just touching your chest, elbows bent and close to your sides. Make sure your hands and feet are slightly wider than shoulder width apart.

  1. 1 Exhaling, lift your arms straight up over your head until your arms are fully extended, keeping your elbows slightly bent.
  2. 2 Inhaling, lower your arms back down to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.