Do the Angled Barbell Press
You've probably seen angled barbell presses done with a Landmine-style gadget, so most people know them generically as "landmine presses." But don't worry, if you don't have one simply put one end of a barbell inside of an old shoe or in a folded-up towel that you place in the corner.
- Easy to learn.
- Has direct transfer to standing push strength.
- It's a cross-body exercise that also integrates the hips and torso muscles.
- At the bottom of each rep, keep your arm fairly close to your torso and your elbow directly behind the center of the bar. Your forearm should form a 90-degree angle with the barbell.
- Don't press the bar toward the midline of your body; keep it in line with your same-side shoulder as you press it up and out. The closer you get to the midline of your body when pressing with a single arm, the closer you get to losing control of the bar.
- Keep your wrist straight throughout this exercise, with the center of the bar in-line with the center of the arch between your thumb and forefinger.
- Keep your torso position strong and stable throughout. Avoid leaning forward more than a few degrees. Leaning too far forward into the bar turns this exercise into an overhead press instead of creating the unique angled pressing action we're after.