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Barbell Press Behind Head

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Barbell Press Behind Head

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 with an overhand grip behind your head, elbows flared out to the sides. Make sure your hands are almost to the end of the barbell and your feet are slightly wider than shoulder width apart.

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