New Rules of the Overhead Press

Experienced lifters appreciate the process of honing a lift for strength and for training longevity. While technique has overarching principles, every lifter must overcome nuances based on individual anatomy and structure. To polish your overhead press, we’ll consider both.

Hands, Elbows and Shoulders: The Logistics

Overhead press logistics are dependent on control – and not just control of the iron in your grasp. Your ability to control your body position determines hand position on the bar. What we’re looking for is how well you control your hips and low back, and how well your thoracic spine extends as the bar travels through a rep. Let’s use a video example to guide your overhead press orchestration. That’s me in the video. The weight on the bar is 235.

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Todd Bumgardner

M.S./ CSCS/ Owner of Beyond Strength Performance/ Ginger

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