Strength

Seated Machine Overhead Press

The Seated Machine Overhead Press enhances shoulder strength. Pressing weight overhead while seated also improves upper body strength and engages your core for stability.
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Seated Machine Overhead Press instructions
Step-by-step instructions
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Sit down on a shoulder press machine and select the weight you want to use.
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Place your feet flat on the floor and grasp the handles of the machine firmly with both hands at shoulder level.
3
Press the handles upward until your arms are fully extended, but don't lock your elbows.
4
Lower the handles back down until they are at the same height as your shoulders.
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Repeat for the programmed number of reps. Avoid straining your neck and maintain a straight back throughout the movement.
Sit down on a shoulder press machine and select the weight you want to use.
Place your feet flat on the floor and grasp the handles of the machine firmly with both hands at shoulder level.
Press the handles upward until your arms are fully extended, but don't lock your elbows.
Lower the handles back down until they are at the same height as your shoulders.
Repeat for the programmed number of reps. Avoid straining your neck and maintain a straight back throughout the movement.
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