Smith Shoulder Press

Practical Usage

Incorporate this exercise into the routine of your choice with the upcoming ExRx app. Or use the workout creation guide for an evidence-based do-it-yourself approach.

Smith Shoulder Press


Utility: Basic
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push



Sit on bench with bar positioned in front of shoulders. Grasp bar with wide overhand grip. Disengage bar by rotating bar back.


Press bar upward until arms are extended overhead. Lower bar to front of shoulders and repeat.


Pull head back slightly so bar does not head. Range of motion will be compromised if grip is too wide.

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