Building big shoulders helps with the aesthetic look of your upper body and sets the tone for the tapered effect of both your arms and your torso. In essence, you can use the Arnold Press to create that V shape that is so commonly desired.
The strength you will build also helps with big lifts, such as Military Presses and Bench Presses. Shoulder strength and stability is very important in these lifts.
In this tutorial, you will learn the proper technique of the Arnold Press so that you can complete it with confidence and safety. Completing the Arnold Press properly will mean the best results for you while avoiding the potential for injury.
The most important part of the exercise is to keep your upper arms parallel to the ground at the lowest point and throughout the twist. This keeps the tension on your deltoids all the way through.
We have a full video tutorial below to show you the fine form points of the exercise. Also, if you need something to print off and take to the gym, you can find our step-by-step exercise walkthrough further down this page.
5 Best Muscle Building Exercises for
men Over 40