Muscles Worked in Seated Smith Machine Shoulder Press
Primary muscles worked:
Secondary muscles worked:
How to Do Seated Smith Machine Shoulder Press
- Sit on a bench, unrack a barbell and lower it to the starting position at the top of your chest.
- Press the bar up to straight arms, while exhaling.
- Inhale at the top, or while lowering the bar with control back to your chest.
- Repeat for reps.
Smith machine shoulder press differs from a free barbell press primarily by its completely fixed bar path, which lessens the requirements of stabilization and balance. This can make it easier to focus on the muscles trained.
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