The military press is a variation of the overhead press weight training exercise using very strict form and no pre-movement momentum.

The military press targets the deltoid muscles in the shoulders as well as the triceps. Additionally, it works the core and legs, which the lifter uses to help stabilize the weight.

The lift begins with the lifter standing with both feet together and the barbell on the anterior deltoids. The lifter then raises the barbell overhead by pressing the palms of the hands against the underside of the barbell.