- Press (overhead)
The press or overhead press is a
weight trainingexercise which focus on the development of the shoulders. The lift is performed standing, by pressing the weight from the anterior deltoids overhead until the arms are extended. The press is primarily intended for the development of the shoulders, but because the lift is performed standing, it also develops the arms, the abdominals, the obliques, the costal muscles, and the back, which all act as stabilizers.
The Press is performed by taking a barbell and putting it on the anterior
deltoids. This can be done by taking the barbell from a rack or by cleaning the weight from the floor ( clean and press).
Other variations of the press are:
Military press: heels together
Olympic press: laying back while pressing
Push press: using leg drive
Behind-the-neck press: barbell in the neck vs. on the anterior deltoids
Seated press: sitting on a bench
Dumbbell press: using dumbbells
Sots press: from the bottom squat position
Bent press: pressing the weight overhead while twisting the trunk
Side press: performed with a weight in only one hand
Arnold press: rotating the palms while raising dumbbells
Shank Press: using a neutral grip while pressing the barbell overhead on a smith machine while standing with your side to the barbell
Clean and press
* Mark Rippetoe with Lon Kilgore, "Starting Strength", The Aasgaard Company Publishers,
2005, ISBN 0-9768-0540-5
* [http://www.exrx.net/Lists/ExList/ShouldWt.html Various shoulder presses described at exrx.net]
* [http://www.stumptuous.com/cms/displayarticle.php?aid=122 Proper form in the shoulder press]
* [http://www.stumptuous.com/cms/displayarticle.php?aid=82 Description of the side press]
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