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Overhead Press

Overall shoulder

Coach's Tips

This workout mainly targets the front of your shoulders. When you lift the barbell above your head, try to keep your body and the barbell in a straight line.

How to

Starting Position

1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and your toes pointed slightly outward. 2. Hold a barbell with a pronated grip, hands just wider than shoulder width apart. 3. Lift the barbell up to your collarbone, with your elbows pointing out to the sides. 4. Keep your chest up, your back straight and your core engaged.

Proper Form

1. Inhale deeply before beginning the movement. 2. Keeping your core tight, press the barbell up above your head in a controlled manner. 3. Exhale as you press the barbell up. 4. Lower the barbell back down to your collarbone, inhaling as you do so.

Breathing Technique

1. Inhale deeply before beginning the movement. 2. Exhale as you press the barbell up. 3. Inhale as you lower the barbell back down to your collarbone.

Precautions

1. Always keep your core engaged throughout the movement to prevent injury. 2. Do not lock your elbows at the top of the movement. 3. Do not let the barbell drift too far forward or back. 4. Do not let the barbell bounce off your collarbone at the bottom of the movement. 5. Make sure to use a weight that is appropriate for your fitness level.

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