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Shoulder press behind the head


Lock the sledge so that the bar is at the level of the neck.


Stand firmly with the feet shoulder-width and keep a straight back. Grip the bar far out.


Press the bar upwards with even pressure until the arms are nearly fully extended. Then return slowly to the starting position. Before you reach the lower stop, press back up again.


Important: ensure your posture is always stable and straight. Do not let your back arch. Maintain the tension of the muscles of your torso.




The occasional criticism that this exercise is not good for the shoulder joints is not entirely correct. This exercise is very important precisely because of the somewhat unnatural position of the shoulders. However, it should be done with moderate resistance.

Shoulder press Shoulder press behind the head

Strength exercise for the shoulder muscles

The EISENHORN is ideal for training the shoulder and neck muscles in the home gym. There are different variations of shoulder presses and their alternatives. Further effective possibilities for shoulder training on the EISENHORN can be found in the exercise database. The filter function makes it easy to filter by the preferred muscle group to target during training.

The essential 

EISENHORN is the compact strength station for your home gym that provides beginners, pros and everyone in between with hundreds of workout options with weights from 4-112 kg.

Full-body training on the EISENHORN

With EISENHORN you train like on a classic machine with weight plates. In particular, you can perform all the classic basic exercises with EISENHORN, just like with a barbell. Basic exercises (“BIG 5”) are the basis of any efficient strength training due to the complex movement sequences.


You can order your EISENHORN conveniently in our online shop and have it delivered directly to your home. We deliver internationally directly from our factory in Switzerland.

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