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Lever Shoulder Press (plate loaded) (version 3)

Lever Shoulder Press (plate loaded) (version 3)

The Lever Shoulder Press (plate loaded) (version 3) is an outstanding exercise for targeting the muscles of your shoulders and upper body. This particular version of the exercise utilizes a plate loaded lever machine, adding more stability and control compared to dumbbells or barbells. By targeting your deltoid muscles along with the trapezius and upper back muscles, the Lever Shoulder Press helps to build strength, size, and definition in your shoulders. Additionally, this exercise also engages the triceps and core muscles for stabilization, making it a great compound movement for overall upper body development. One of the key benefits of using a lever machine is the ability to control the range of motion and resistance throughout the exercise. This allows for a safe and effective workout, especially for individuals with shoulder injuries or limitations. By starting with lighter weights and gradually increasing as you progress, you can work your way up to heavier loads and build impressive shoulder strength over time. When performing the Lever Shoulder Press (plate loaded) (version 3), it's crucial to maintain proper form. Remember to keep your back straight and firmly pressed against the machine, grip the handles with a firm grip, and engage your core throughout the entire movement. By controlling the weight as you lower and raise it, you can maximize the benefits of this exercise while minimizing the risk of injury. Incorporate the Lever Shoulder Press (plate loaded) (version 3) into your upper body workout routine to target your shoulders, develop stronger and more defined muscles, and achieve a well-balanced physique. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced lifter, this exercise is effective for building shoulder strength and improving overall upper body performance.

Instructions

  • Sit on the bench and adjust the seat height so that the handles are at shoulder level.
  • Place your feet flat on the floor and grasp the handles with an overhand grip.
  • Keep your back straight and your core engaged.
  • Exhale and extend your arms, pushing the handles overhead until your elbows are almost fully extended, but not locked.
  • Pause for a moment at the top of the movement.
  • Inhale and slowly lower the handles back to the starting position, maintaining control throughout the motion.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Tips & Tricks

  • Focus on proper form to avoid injury and engage the target muscles effectively.
  • Start with a weight that you can comfortably control and gradually increase the load as you progress.
  • Incorporate slow and controlled movements to maximize muscle activation.
  • Don't forget to warm up your shoulder joints before performing this exercise.
  • Engage your core muscles throughout the movement for stability and balance.
  • Maintain a neutral spine by keeping your back straight and avoiding excessive arching.
  • Adjust the seat and backrest to ensure proper alignment and support during the exercise.
  • Ensure that your wrists are in a neutral position to minimize strain on the joint.
  • Exhale as you push the weight up and inhale as you lower it down.
  • Allow for adequate recovery between sets and sessions to prevent overtraining.
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