Military Press: Overhead press, Weight training, Press (overhead), Deltoid muscle, Anterior deltoid, Professional wrestling, Gorilla press slam, Military press slam
– 29 nov 2010
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The military press is a variation of the overhead press weight training exercise. The military press targets the deltoid muscles in the shoulders. Additionally, it works the core and legs, which the lifter uses to help stabilize the weight. The lift begins with the lifter standing heels together and the barbell on the anterior deltoids. The lifter then raises the barbell overhead by pressing the palms of his hands against the underside of the barbell. In professional wrestling, the Gorilla press slam is sometimes referred to as the military press slam. It involves lifting an opponent clear overhead and then dropping or tossing them, or modifying the move into something else. The deltoid muscle has a dynamic activation to about 90 - 120 degrees of abduction, then it has an almost static function the rest of the lift. The rest of the movement is mainly due to contraction of Trapezius muscle pars acendens, Serratus anterior muscle and trapezius pars decendens.