The overhead press, often referred to as the strict press, is often debated as to whether it is a good exercise to include in your training or not. The reason many don't is because in order to safely perform it, you have to have healthy/mobile shoulders.
A staple in most programs, the bench press can be used to strengthen all the musculature of the upper body. It can actually be used as a full body exercise just as deadlifts or squats can, if performed as a powerlifter would.
Primary Movers: Chest
Secondary Movers: Triceps, Shoulders
Movement Type: Compound