Deep Squat Landmine Shoulder-to-Shoulder Press

Posted on by Ben Bruno

Today’s blog post is going to be quick, but I wanted to show a simple but cool exercise that I’ve started using with some of my clients that I really like. For lack of a better name, I’ll call it a landmine shoulder-to-shoulder press.

You can probably figure out what it looks like from the name, but just for the sake of clarity and being on the same page, here’s a video of what it looks like in action, as demonstrated by my client Ryan.

This one really kills a bunch of birds with one stone: hip mobility, core stability, yada, yada, yada.

About three years I made a blog post introducing deep squat landmines (you can read that HERE), which look like this.

I still really like that exercise, but it’s very hard, too challenging in fact for a lot of people. The shoulder-to-shoulder press works the body in a similar fashion, but it’s easier (and therefore more user-friendly for a lot of clients) due to shortened lever arm.

It’s still harder than it looks though, even with an empty barbell, so you may want to start with a lighter bar or even a PVC pipe.

I have some of my stronger clients use it early in the workout to loosen up the hips prior to heavier lower body work, or else I’ll use it near the end of the workout as a core exercise.

Give it a try; I think you’ll like it.

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