Strongman Viking Press

Strongman Viking Press


This exercise involves lifting a weighted barbell from a standing position using a specialized apparatus called the Viking Press. The exercise targets the shoulders, upper back, and core muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Strongman Viking Press Instructions

  1. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and grip the handles of the Viking Press with an overhand grip.
  2. Lift the Viking Press off the ground and bring it to your chest, keeping your elbows close to your body.
  3. Press the Viking Press overhead, extending your arms fully.
  4. Lower the Viking Press back to your chest and repeat for desired number of reps.
  5. When finished, carefully lower the Viking Press back to the ground.

Strongman Viking Press Form & Visual

Strongman Viking Press

Strongman Viking Press Benefits

  • Increases upper body strength and power
  • Targets shoulders, triceps, and upper back muscles
  • Improves core stability and balance
  • Can be used as a full body exercise when combined with a squat or lunge
  • Provides a unique and challenging workout experience

Strongman Viking Press Muscles Worked

  • Shoulder muscles (deltoids)
  • Triceps
  • Chest muscles (pectoralis major)
  • Upper back muscles (trapezius and rhomboids)
  • Core muscles (abdominals and lower back)

Strongman Viking Press Variations & Alternatives

  • StrongMan Viking Press with barbell
  • StrongMan Viking Press with dumbbells
  • Single-arm StrongMan Viking Press
  • Seated StrongMan Viking Press
  • Push press with StrongMan Viking Press