Overhead presses are one of the greatest moves to develop shoulder strength and mass. They build up the deltoids and muscles that support the scapula, strengthening the shoulder through a wide range of motion and improving performance both in and out of the gym. But they’re not the single best shoulder exercise for men. That title belongs to the landmine shoulder press.
Why? Because even when you’re careful to crank out overhead presses with picture-perfect form, something is usually off. And even slight form flaws can eventually lead to pain or injury. Enter the landmine shoulder press.
What’s the Landmine Shoulder Press?
A landmine is a unique strength-training tool, created by securing one end of a barbell into a metal sleeve attached to the floor (or by wedging the end in a corner with towels or between two weights). The free end is then loaded with weight plates and used