6 Oct

It’s time to get to know our long lost cousins, The Overhead- Press and The Bench Press. I will assume that most people are familiar with the Bench Press, as it seems to be the go to exercise in the gym… therefor we will be spending most of the week focusing on The Overhead-Press

The Overhead- Press is as it sounds,  pressing weight over your head. This is an often neglected exercise for a few reasons.

  • It’s really hard: if you do not put time into developing your Overhead-Press you will inevitably be quite weak when attempting it.. and this is a hit to the ego
  • Conspiracy against the Overhead-Press: For some reason people have developed a phobia against the Overhead-Press, saying things like it’s dangerous and will cause shoulder problems. This is not the case if you use it properly, just like any other exercise….. if you use poor form or too much weight you are at risk of hurting yourself.

I found a great video by the legendary strength and conditioning coach Martin Rooney… in the video he goes over why the Overhead-Press is awesome and how to execute it

Click HERE to see the video


Ok well it is not quite a workout….. go to the gym and see where your Overhead Press strength is at. This will give you an accurate view of how to plan your workouts to develop a stronger Overhead Press

  • What is the heaviest weight you can use and still get 5 reps?


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