(Muscle Targeted: Shoulders; Secondary Muscle Targeted: Triceps)
The shoulder press is a mighty effective compound exercise. It targets multiple upper body muscles, like the deltoids, triceps, trapezius, serratus anterior, and upper pec region.
You can perform the exercise in different ways, using dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands, or barbells. The shoulder press can be done either sitting or standing and offers a host of benefits, like improved strength in the shoulder area; better stability in the arms, shoulder, and torso; and stronger bones.
For an all-round, well-developed upper body, you must do shoulder press regularly.