Military press can be a very challenging exercise and can be performed with exercise bands. A set of resistance bands can be a great home gym system and can get help you perform any kind of workout. In this article we’ll discuss how to perform shoulder press with exercise bands.
1. So the first step is to grab your band by the handle, each in one hand. Then step on it in the middle, your feet should be shoulder width apart.
2. Move the handles up next to your head. Your elbows should be bent and form a 90 degree angle, and upper arms should be parallel to the floor (which mean they also form a 90 degree angle with your body). This is the starting position.
3. Press the handles overhead and get back to the starting position. It is important you perform this exercise with proper form. You should always control the tension in the negative movement. You don’t want to release all the tension, you could hurt. Control the movement so you lock your elbow and arms at the starting point. That’s one rep.
Repeat the exercise for 12 reps to make one set. If this is too easy for you, maybe your exercise band tension is too light and you may go for a heavier one. Many exercise bands manufacturers have light, medium, heavy and very heavy resistance bands so you can progress and build muscle. You may even be able to clip several bands together to get even more tension.
The military press, or overhead press exercise is just one of the many shoulders exercises you can perform with exercise bands. You can really get an awesome and intense workout for any muscle with these. Plus you can achieve fat loss as well as muscle gain by following the same fitness principles required for each of these goals.
Here’s a full body workout with 10 resistance bands exercises.
You can also read exercise bands reviews if you’re not sure about which resistance bands to get (Bodylastics is great).