Muscles Worked in Behind the Neck Press
Primary muscles worked:
Secondary muscles worked:
How to Do Behind the Neck Press
- Grab a bar slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, and duck under it so that it is resting against the base of your neck.
- Take a breath, lightly brace your core, and unrack the bar. Take a step back.
- Press the bar up until your arms are straight, while exhaling.
- Inhale at the top, or while lowering the bar with control back to the base of your neck.
- Repeat for reps.
Behind the neck press trains the strength, stability, and mobility of your shoulders. This exercise can also be performed with the aid of your legs, like in a push press or jerk.
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