Standing Behind Neck Press

Standing Behind Neck Press


This exercise involves standing with a barbell behind your neck and pressing it upwards, targeting the shoulders and triceps. It requires proper form and technique to avoid injury and maximize results.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Standing Behind Neck Press Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a barbell with an overhand grip behind your neck, resting it on your shoulders.
  2. Engage your core and keep your back straight as you press the barbell up and overhead, extending your arms fully.
  3. Lower the barbell back down to your shoulders, keeping your elbows pointed out to the sides.
  4. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Standing Behind Neck Press Form & Visual

Standing Behind Neck Press

Standing Behind Neck Press Benefits

  • Targets the shoulders, triceps, and upper back muscles
  • Improves shoulder mobility and flexibility
  • Helps to build upper body strength and muscle mass
  • Can be performed with a barbell or dumbbells for variation
  • Engages the core muscles for stability and balance
  • May improve posture and reduce the risk of shoulder injuries

Standing Behind Neck Press Muscles Worked

  • Deltoids
  • Triceps
  • Trapezius
  • Rhomboids
  • Levator Scapulae

Standing Behind Neck Press Variations & Alternatives

  • Seated Behind Neck Press
  • Standing Military Press
  • Seated Military Press
  • Arnold Press
  • Push Press
  • Jerk Press