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Seated Overhead Press Machine Exercise

Seated Overhead Press Machine

Starting Position Follow machine instructions for set up and select desired weight. Sit so that feet are flat on the floor, back is supported by the back pad and you can reach handles comfortably in line with your shoulders. Keep knees above ankles, back straight, abs engaged, and grip the handles, palms facing outward.

Action EXHALE: Push the handles upward and straighten the elbows.

INHALE: Slowly lower back down to the start position to complete one rep.

Special Instructions Make sure your elbows do not lock when you push the handles overhead. Do not lean back or arch your back.

Muscles Worked: Shoulders, Upper back