Strong and developed shoulders are a key component of a well-rounded physique, and the incline neutral grip shoulder press is a great exercise to help you achieve that goal. This variation of the shoulder press is a highly effective way to build boulder shoulders and improve overall upper body strength.
The incline neutral grip shoulder press is performed on an incline bench, with a neutral grip on the barbell. The neutral grip position allows for more muscle activation in the shoulders, as well as the chest and triceps, compared to the traditional overhead press done with a pronated grip. The incline position also allows for greater range of motion, which can lead to more muscle activation and growth.
The key to performing the incline neutral grip shoulder press is to maintain proper form throughout the movement. Start by setting the bench at a 45-degree incline and take a neutral grip on the barbell, with your palms facing each other. Keep your chest up, core tight, and feet firmly planted on the ground. Slowly lower the barbell to the upper chest, and then press it back up to the starting position. Make sure to keep your elbows in close to your body, rather than flaring out to the sides, to maximize muscle activation in the shoulders.
Incorporating the incline neutral grip shoulder press into your workout routine can help you to build boulder shoulders, as well as increase your upper body strength. It's a great exercise to add to your shoulder day, or to use as a variation to your traditional shoulder press. Start with a weight that allows you to perform 8-12 reps with proper form, and then gradually increase the weight as you get stronger.
In conclusion, The incline neutral grip shoulder press is a highly effective exercise to target the shoulders, chest and triceps, and help you achieve that boulder shoulders look you are looking for. It's a great exercise to add to your workout routine and it's a variation that will challenge your shoulders in a different way. Remember to always focus on proper form and use a weight that allows you to perform 8-12 reps with proper form.
Coach Kiki McClellan