Every Gym Needs One | Reloaded Viking Press

Every Gym Needs One | Reloaded Viking Press

In recent years, the fitness industry has witnessed a remarkable surge in boutique gyms, experiencing a staggering growth rate of over 121% between 2013 and 2017. This expansion shows no signs of slowing down, with the industry now valued at nearly $50 billion. One of the draws to this type of workout experience is the availability of specialty equipment for individual goals, such as the Arsenal Strength Reloaded Viking Press.


Traditionally, this powerful piece of machinery appears in "Strong Man" training gyms and competitions, as it is an incredibly effective movement for achieving strong, aesthetic shoulders that are desired in the bodybuilding and Strong Man communities. However, our take on this power lift has proven to be one of our most popular pieces. Take a look at why this machine is solidifying its place in the gym space.


Powerful Compound Movement


The Reloaded Viking Press activates multiple muscle groups and joints as you perform the dip, drive, and press movements. This powerful exercise is similar to a shoulder press, specifically targeting the three deltoid heads. The anterior deltoid is the primary focus, while the medial and posterior deltoids act as stabilizers. Additionally, locking out each repetition engages the triceps. For those who prefer a push press style, utilizing your legs for the dip and drive generates momentum and allows for heavier weights, all while maintaining stability with your core. It's a dynamic and effective movement that maximizes strength-building potential and optimizes your time at the gym.


Effectively, this turns the movement into a synergistic, full-body exercise that employs the kinetic chain. Utilizing the arms, legs, and core simultaneously creates a functional movement that will aid in lifting the heaviest weights. Selecting compound exercises like this maximizes your time at the gym and builds strength in the most effective way possible!


Safe and Effective


Part of what makes our version of the Viking Press so effective and unique is the option to use this machine isolaterally, meaning one side at a time. While this may seem to be unnecessarily time-consuming, research shows that always using both sides of the body simultaneously can create muscle imbalances as one side often compensates for the other. Taking advantage of the isolateral movement may reduce these muscle imbalances as you train specific muscle groups one side at a time, which can improve performance and reduce risk of injury in other sports and life activities.


Another variation that bumps our Viking Press to another level is the knurled handles with an unprecedented 13 positions to facilitate the most comfortable position to target each of the deltoids. Plus, the adjustable height empowers users of all heights to harness the effectiveness of this movement. The grip can be neutral or parallel, which is more shoulder and wrist-friendly than pressing a barbell overhead, where palms face forward. 


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Here are the stats:


  • Starting Weight: 15 lb per arm
  • Width: 50.25’’, Height: 75’’, Length 56’’
  • Total weight - 365 lb


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