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Doctor insights on: Shoulder Press

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What is an alternative excercise for a shoulder press?

What is an alternative excercise for a shoulder press?

Cables or Dumbell: I would recommend you consider doing all overhead presses and pulldowns in front of you rather than behind. Also try and keep a firm neutral spine posture to prevent secondary spine issues. Dumbells allow greater freedom of motion and allow you to build some secondary stabilizers. Using isolateral cables may also let you achieve similar results. ...Read more

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Please describe a good excercise to replace shoulder press?

Bands: You may try some band work depending on your reasons for stopping overhead press. With this you are working your back and arms. Resistance bands can help this as well. May also consider adding rows, pull backs/pull a parts and pull downs. ...Read more

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What body part does the seated shoulder press and standing shoulder press work out?

What body part does the seated shoulder press and standing shoulder press work out?

Deltoid muscle: Shoulder press is designed to strengthen the deltoid muscle primarily. It will also condition the rotator cuff and chest muscles. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent having shoulder pain when using the shoulder press?

What can I do to prevent having shoulder pain when using the shoulder press?

Avoid the exercise: Generally shoulder press lifting is not good for the shoulder, especially if you are having pain. Lighten the weight and use dumbbells if you must do them. ...Read more

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Does military presses and overhead shoulder press stunt your growth. (If you are 15 years old)?

Military presses: Military presses etc. should cause you no trouble if you don't overdo things. At 15 you are getting closer to reaching your maximum height - usually between age 15-18. Have your pediatrician send you a copy of your growth curves - you are most likely to be on the curve or a bit taller. You should only be concerned if you are growing below the curve. ...Read more

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Does military presses and overhead shoulder press stunt your growth. (If you are 15 years old)?

Not usually: Weight bearing exercises should not interfere with proper growth providing nutrition is adequate and exercise is not excessive. ...Read more

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I was doing shoulder press (machine) and i felt pain under my armpit, i stopped workout (20 days back). can u help about my condition?

I was doing shoulder press (machine) and i felt pain under my armpit, i stopped workout (20 days back). can u help about my condition?

Difficult to say: Arm pit pain can be rather difficult to diagnose. You wouldn't expect a muscular injury in that region from shoulder press, but the underlying shoulder joint and deep shoulder stabilizers could have been injured. If you still have symptoms 3 wks out, you better get checked out. ...Read more