The standing military press is a compound exercise that targets your shoulders, but it also works the triceps and core. As you continue to work on your fitness goals, whether you want to build cannonball-sized shoulders or triple the size of your triceps, you're pretty much guaranteed to be doing the military press often.

But to maximize your gains, and more importantly, prevent injuries, you need to use the right technique. Here are a few important things to keep in mind to execute the military press properly:

- Brace core

- Position bar in front of neck

- Take a deep breath before starting every rep

- Press bar overhead

- Lock out arms and point knuckles up