How to: Push Press
Primary Muscles Used:Shoulders, Arms, Anterior Deltoid, Lateral Deltoid, Triceps
Exercise Families:Vertical Push
- Safely pick up a barbell. Please read the barbell safety cues for instructions on how to do this. Holding a barbell with an overhand grip (palms facing towards your body) directly in front of your body, plant both feet on the floor slightly further than shoulder-width apart. Bring the barbell forward and upward into your chest. Your palms should now be facing away from your body. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. Bend your hips and knees slightly. Exhale. Extend your hips and knees, at the same time use the muscles in your shoulders and arms to extend your elbows to press the barbell directly above your head. Your arms should be in line with your ears on either side of your head.
- Inhale. Bend your elbows to lower the barbell into the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.
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