Standing Single Arm Cable Shoulder Press

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Standing Single Arm Cable Shoulder Press

Each exercise should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop this exercise.

Beginning

Beginning Single Arm Cable Shoulder Press

Perform this exercise with both arms. Instead of taking a split stance keep your feet shoulder-width apart. Grab the handles and bring them up to shoulder height, and press them straight up and over the head smoothly, then lower them back to the shoulders.

This exercise can also be performed seated.

Movement

Single Arm Cable Shoulder Press Movement

1. Stand with your feet two fists apart. Then bring one foot forward, and take a split stance with your knees slightly bent. Your feet should be flat on the floor, and your weight centered over both feet throughout the exercise to ensure stability.

2. With the arm that on the opposite side to the forward foot, bring the handle up to your shoulder, making sure that your elbow and wrist are in line. Your palm should be facing forward.

3. Tighten up your abdominals to support your back and spine, and then press the arm straight up and over your head smoothly until your elbow is fully extended. Slowly lower the handle back to shoulder level, rest, and repeat before switching sides.

4. At no point during the exercise should you arch your back.

Benefits

Single Arm Cable Shoulder Press Benefits

Perform this exercise in the gym.

It will build strength in your shoulder muscles, and will also activate the back of your arms triceps as well as your core muscles to keep your body steady during the lifts.

You'll be working each arm unilaterally, allowing you to concentrate fully on that particular arm.

Exercise Aliases

Free Motion Machine Exercises, Shoulder Machine Exercises, How to Do a Standing Shoulder Press, How to Use Shoulder Press Machine.

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