Behind The Neck Press - Shoulders Exercise
perspective, well-formed shoulders accentuate
your biceps and arms, making them appear more
defined and large.
The way to get such attractive
shoulders is to do shoulder strengthening exercises.
Behind The Neck Press is a
commendable shoulder exercise, in fact, possibly
the best shoulder exercise.
Aside from training
shoulder (deltoid) muscles, this exercise
trains the neck (traps).
It is performed
back just above the trap muscle. Other muscles
worked are the triceps.
This Bodybuilding shoulder exercise is usually executed by placing a loaded
barbell onto your upper back, but if you prefer, you can lift weights to the
Trainees have experienced injuries
from this behind-the-neck motion.Stick with
dips and bench presses for shoulder strengthening
With the use of either dumbbells or a barbell, the
press behind the neck can be performed in spite
of, either by standing or sitting.
The method in
preference though is sitting with a barbell.
Keeping your back straight and flexed, this shoulder
muscle exercise is first done by sitting down
on a bench equipped with back support and special
The barbell rests on a rack behind your
neck. Press your back firmly against the padding for
support, then clutch the barbell evenly with hands
spaced a little more than shoulder width apart.
Your feet are both planted firmly on the floor.
Lift the weight off the rack, and then press the
bar directly over your head in a vertical line.
After doing so, lower the bar behind your head
slowly to just below the ears.Without bounding
the weight, push the bar back up.
that the back must be kept straight and no arching
Do fluent, slow, and controlled repetitions of
By doing this weight lifting shoulder
exercise, your shoulder muscles are made stronger.
To do this shoulder strengthening exercise in
standing position, place a barbell on your upper
Standing with your feet spaced about shoulder
width apart and keeping hands about 4 - 6 inches
wider than shoulder width, press bar overhead
to arm's length. Lower the weight slowly back
down to your shoulders. Remember to keep your
legs straight at all times.