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Lever Seated Hammer grip Shoulder Press

Lever Seated Hammer grip Shoulder Press

The Lever Seated Hammer grip Shoulder Press is a fantastic exercise that primarily targets your shoulder muscles, specifically the deltoids. This exercise is performed on a lever machine, which provides stability and support for your body while you focus on engaging your shoulders. The hammer grip, where your palms face each other throughout the movement, adds an extra challenge and recruits additional muscles in your forearm and upper arm. By using the hammer grip, you can also reduce strain on your wrists and elbows, making it a great alternative for individuals who may have discomfort with other shoulder press variations. The Lever Seated Hammer grip Shoulder Press is adjustable, allowing you to modify the weight resistance according to your fitness level. It is crucial to maintain proper form while performing this exercise to maximize its benefits and prevent injuries. Make sure to keep your core engaged, back supported against the pad, and maintain a neutral spine throughout the movement. Incorporating the Lever Seated Hammer grip Shoulder Press into your routine can help strengthen and develop your shoulder muscles, enhancing your upper body strength and stability. It can be a valuable addition to your workout regimen, whether you're a beginner or an experienced lifter. Remember to consult with a fitness professional to ensure proper execution and to tailor this exercise to your specific needs and goals.

Instructions

  • Sit on the lever shoulder press machine with your feet flat on the floor.
  • Adjust the seat and backrest so that you are in a comfortable position.
  • Grasp the handles with an overhand grip, keeping your wrists in a neutral position.
  • Position your elbows at a 90-degree angle and align them with your shoulders.
  • Engage your core and press the handles upward, fully extending your arms.
  • Pause briefly at the top of the movement, maintaining control.
  • Lower the handles back down to the starting position, allowing your elbows to bend.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
  • Remember to breathe evenly throughout the exercise and maintain proper form.

Tips & Tricks

  • Focus on maintaining proper form throughout the exercise to prevent injury and maximize effectiveness.
  • Start with a lighter weight and gradually increase the resistance as you become more comfortable with the movement.
  • Incorporate slow and controlled movements during both the upward and downward phases of the exercise to engage the muscles fully.
  • Don't forget to engage your core muscles by keeping your abs tight throughout the exercise.
  • Ensure that your shoulder blades are pulled down and back to maintain proper posture and shoulder stability.
  • Keep your wrists in a neutral position to avoid strain and injury.
  • Proper breathing is essential - exhale as you exert force and inhale during the relaxation phase of the exercise.
  • Remember to warm up before performing this exercise to prepare your muscles and joints for the movements.
  • Pay attention to any discomfort or pain, and consult with a healthcare professional if necessary.
  • Incorporate variations of this exercise, such as using dumbbells or resistance bands, to challenge your muscles in different ways.

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