|+ THIS EXERCISE MAY NOT BE FOR EVERYONE. IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE LACKING FLEXIBILITY OR HAVE HAD PREVIOUS SHOULDER INJURIES SIMPLY SWITCH TO THE REGULAR MILITARY OR DUMBBELL MILITARY EXERISES.|
Grasp the barbell with both hands and hold it behind your head at the base of your neck. Your hands should be wider than shoulder width apart. Stand up straight, place your feet shoulder width apart, and bend your knees slightly. Keep your feet flat on the floor. Keep your back tight and your chest out throughout the entire exercise. Keep your head and neck in line with your torso so that you are looking forward. Press the barbell up toward the ceiling, extending your arms. Breathe out during this phase of the exercise. Press the barbell up until your arms are straight, but do not lock your elbows. Now, in a controlled fashion, lower the barbell down behind your head, bending your arms, until you have returned to the starting position. Breathe in during this phase of the exercise.