How to do a Landmine Press

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About Landmine Press

Sets Logged
195,868
Popularity Rank
547th
Difficulty
Beginner
Shoulders Strength
91 mSCORE 29th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

Landmine Press is a compound exercise that primarily targets your shoulders. The use of a landmine allows you to press the weight up and forward instead of only up. This can be a huge advantage for developing strength for sports or other functional applications.

  1. Position your body so the bar is perpendicular to you. Stand upright with your feet shoulder-width apart holding the end of the barbell with both hands directly in front of your chest. Grip the bar by lacing your fingers with your palms facing each other and elbows tucked to your side.
  2. Keep your core braced as you extend your arms upward and forward raising the end of the barbell.
  3. Slowly lower the bar back to starting position and repeat.

Common Mistakes

  • Leaning into the Landmine

    Although landmines will inherently cause you to press the weight forward, make sure you aren’t relying too much on your body weight as you raise the weight. Drive the weight forward, don’t lean forward.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

Use this calculator to see Fitbod's possible first recommendations for you. This would be your starting line, based on more than 4.5 billion logged sets from 1.1 million users.

  • beginner
    8
    reps
    25
    lbs
    1 Rep Max
    30
    lbs
  • intermediate
    8
    reps
    30
    lbs
    40
    lbs
  • advanced
    8
    reps
    30
    lbs
    40
    lbs

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