I'm Beth Hoover, and today I'm going to show you shoulder press machine grip positions. On a shoulder press machine you will typically see a couple of different grip positions. Today I'm going to show you how to use those and how they are going to work the muscle group. The first grip position is going to be what's called the neutral grip position. So you are just going to take your hands and place them on the bars, your elbows are going to be flared out. You are going to keep your abs tight and your back straight. We're going to press all the way up, full extension and then back down, exhale up and down. This grip position is going to be working those middle fibers of the deltoid. With this position you do have to be more aware of the shoulder joint because the elbows are pointing out. So if you have any kind of injury you want to definitely be careful with that and if you do have an injury you might want to move to what's called more of the narrow grip. The elbows will be pointing in and you do the same motion where you press up all the way overhead and back down. This position is going to work more of the anterior fibers of the deltoid so more of the front portion of the shoulder and even into the chest slightly.