Up next in Weight Training Exercises (10 videos)
Add weight training to your fitness routine; it's easy with the demonstrations in these Howcast workout videos.
You Will Need
- A barbell
- A padded seat with a padded back
- Additional weight plates (optional)
Hold barbell at chest height
Hold the barbell at chest height with your hands slightly wider than shoulder width apart.
Carefully sit down, pressing your butt and shoulders back into the chair and positioning your feet flat on the floor.
Press barbell up overhead
Keep your head back as you press the barbell up overhead until your arms are nearly straight.
Slowly lower the bar back to your chest.
Do three sets of eight reps to start, and add weight as you get stronger. Given the rigor of this lift, that shouldn't take too long.