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Effective Alternatives to Landmine Press

If you’re looking for alternatives to the landmine press, you can try the exercises I mentioned below. I hope you already know about the landmine press and know how to do that, so I don’t think I need to elaborate on this topic. 

So, what you can do as an alternative to landmine press? There are plenty of options, but I don’t think you need to know more than 5 common alternative exercises and it’s more than enough for practice. You can do – Half-Kneeling Cable Press, Single Arm Dumbbell Z Press, Incline Dumbbell Bench Press, Dumbbell Seated Arnold Press or Push Press instead of landmine Press.

Let’s start with our main topic.  

Landmine Press Alternatives

Here I listed some popular alternative exercises instead of landmine press. Check these out –

Half-Kneeling Cable Press

Half-Kneeling Cable Press is an excellent exercise you can do as an alternative to the landmine press. This is a good exercise for your entire core.

How to Do Half-Kneeling Cable Press?

  • At first, kneel down on your one knee and keep one leg forward.
  • Take your position and grab the cable with one hand from inside your arm.
  • Keep both your legs straight in their position.
  • Pull the cable straight out fast and then return to the start position.
  • Don’t move your body and bend your back during the cable press.
  • Ensure that your fists don’t come behind your body.
  • Repeat the process 8-10 times each in 3 steps.

Single Arm Dumbbell Z Press

This is another good alternative to landmine Press. Single Arm Dumbbell Z Press is beneficial to enrich your strength, improving posture and stabilizing your body muscle groups.

How to Do Single Arm Dumbbell Z Press?

  • Very simple! Sit down on the floor by extending your legs in front of you. I mean long-leg sitting.
  • Take a dumbbell in one hand
  • Now, you need to raise the dumbbell up over your head and low down to the shoulder.
  • During pressing the dumbbell, don’t move or bend your body
  • Repeat the process 8-10 times each in 3 steps.

Incline Dumbbell Bench Press

Incline Dumbbell Bench Press is a perfect exercise for the chest, triceps and shoulders. It works great on your upper pec and front shoulders. And also, recommended as an alternative to the landmine press.

How To Do Incline Dumbbell Bench Press?

  • At first, lean your back on the bench
  • Take two dumbbells in each hand
  • Straighten both dumbbells overhead with both hands. Note that, this is your start position.
  • Make sure your chest is out and your shoulders lean back properly
  • Now, down the dumbbells parallelly towards the floor and back to the previous over-the-head starting position slightly fast.
  • Repeat the process 8-10 times each in 3 steps

Caution: if you feel too much stress in the back during the exercise, don’t repeat too much. Do as much as you can.

Also Read: Ab Wheel Rollout Alternatives

Dumbbell Seated Arnold Press

The name sounds familiar, right? Yes, this exercise is named after Arnold Schwarzenegger, a famous bodybuilder and I don’t think he needs to be reintroduced to you.

Dumbbell Seated Arnold Press helps you to increase the strength and size of your shoulder muscles.

How to Do Dumbbell Seated Arnold Press?

  • Sit on the seat headed your back on the backrest
  • Take two dumbbells in each hand
  • Pull up the dumbbells in front of your head and make supinated arms grips
  • then come out your arms and take a pronated grip and press the dumbbells overhead
  • Next, down the dumbbells, take pronated and then supinated arms grips and return back as like same way before
  • never let your elbow fall parallel to the floor.
  • Repeat the process 6-8 times each in 3 steps.

Push Press

If you want to do your full body workout with one exercise, Push Press is one of the most recommended ones. Also, you can get almost the same result from Landmine Press.

Push Press is beneficial for your upper and lower body muscles and best for whole body workout. You can hit your muscles of triceps, quads, chest, glutes, shoulders and back with this exercise. And you can do it with a dumbbell, barbell or kettlebell, whatever you want.

How To Do Push Press?

  • Keep a barbell in front of you
  • Bent knees and grip the barbell firmly
  • Keep your hands outside the shoulders and pull up the barbell and keep it on the line of your chest upper part
  • After staying in this position for 2 to 3 seconds, again bent your knees and make the body tight, then straighten your arms with the barbell over the head dynamically.
  • Then return the barbell to your upper chest again. Then repeat the process 5-6 times.

Caution: Don’t give too much pressure on your arms. If you feel too much pain when you pull up the barbell over your head, stop it.


I don’t like to elaborate topics unnecessarily and try to focus only on root issues. So, this is my tips for you and if you’re looking for an alternative to the landmine press, try these exercises without any worries.

These exercises work on your quads, hamstrings, and glutes, and it’s a super way to build strength and power in your lower body.

FYI, here you can read about plyo box alternatives. And for renegade row alternative exercises, this post is recommended for you.

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