Feb 012016

The next in the series of guides from Stronglifts. One of the things I like about this series is they go beyond the big three.

stronglifts-overhead-pressHow to Overhead Press with proper form: press the bar from your shoulders over your head while keeping your legs straight.

Proper Overhead Press form starts standing with the bar on your shoulders. Press the bar over your head until your elbows are locked. Don’t use your legs, keep them straight. Lower the bar to your shoulders and repeat. Overhead Press five sets of five each StrongLifts 5×5 workout B.

The Overhead Press is a full body, compound exercise. Your shoulders and arms press the weight over your head while your legs, lower back and abs balance you. The Overhead Press is one of the best exercises to build strong, muscular and healthy shoulders with bigger arms.

To avoid shoulder pain, Overhead Press with a narrow grip so you don’t flare your elbows. Then shrug your shoulders at the top. Press the bar over your head, lock your elbows and shrug your shoulders towards the ceiling. This engages your traps and prevents shoulder impingement.

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