5 Best Landmine Press Exercises to Build Strength

Go beyond building your upper body strength with these variations.

Check out the 5 best landmine press exercises according to the Buff Dudes.

The Buff Dudes is a YouTube channel with over 2.5 million subscribers. Despite the name of the channel, brothers Hudson and Brandon White are not your stereotypical bro-gym. They deliver clear information with a good background story while poking fun at how buffed they are.

The landmine press is a predominantly shoulder exercise that will significantly strengthen your upper body and help you avoid injury. It entails having one end of the barbell locked on the floor while having weight plates on the other end of the barbell so you can press up.

The Buff Dudes took their time to go through 5 of the best landmine press exercises because, as you will see, this movement can be very versatile.

Best Landmine Press Exercises

1. Farmer Squat

This variation turns the landmine press upside down. Typically an upper body exercise, this variation gets your lower body working, especially your gluteus maximus, quads and hamstrings.

2. T-Bar Row

The range of motion is not too big, so you can add more plates and lift heavier with this variation.

The t-bar row landmine variation works your entire back, core and arms.

3. Kneeling Landmine Press

By kneeling down to do the landmine press, your shoulders will be more retracted and, as you press, you will get full extension and slightly elevate your shoulders to get the chest and clavicular part of the chest.

4. One-Arm Press

Get a really wide stance so you get a good basis to perform this landmine press variation. Utilising only one arm to do this exercise makes you work your core more to keep your spine stable, and could potentially fix any muscle imbalances between the right and left sides of your body.

Brandon says it is better to begin with your weaker side when doing unilateral exercises.

5. Landmine 180’s

This is similar to a Russian twist but with a barbell and standing up completing a 180-degree motion for one rep.

If you have any questions on how to make any of the exercises above, check out the best landmine press exercises video below.

VIDEO – Best Landmine Press Exercises

Read More: How to Do the Perfect Shoulder Workout

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