How Much Can You Press? A Brief History of a Big Lift
The overhead press is starting to regain popularity for a good reason - it is the perfect way to build upper body stability and strength.
12 Reps - The Breaking Muscle Digest - Vol. 1, Issue 6
Twelve reader favorites from the past week and from the archives, curated to save you time and bring you happiness.
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3 Reasons Your Shoulders Need Help (and 3 Ways to Help Them)
It may seem tedious, but working on shoulder stability and mobility will keep you safe and at your best.
4 Tips for Success in Your First Strongman Competition
The best advice I can give is to have fun and learn from your own performance and from competitors.
4 Drills That Will Improve Your Kettlebell Press
The following are some of the ways you can improve your pressing, or just change the feel of it, by using different variations to work on your weak points.
The 4 Vital Elements of Lifting Heavy Things Overhead
In part two of my interview with Dave Whitley, he shares tips on utilizing strength and creating happiness through lifting overhead.
11 Tools for Powering Up Your Press
Recently I acquired a set of 22kg kettlebells. I celebrated by one-arm pressing one of them, which is pretty good for a 103lb chick. So here are my tips on how to build a stronger press.
The Safest and Smartest Progression for Building Your Overhead Lifts
The press, push press, push jerk, snatch, and overhead squat all require a specific level of shoulder mobility before you should perform them under any significant load.
The Overhead Press: The Actual Difference Between Seated, Standing, Dumbbell, and Barbell
A study compared a seated and standing barbell overhead press with a seated and standing dumbbell overhead press.
8 Ways to Get a Kettlebell Overhead
Here are 8 ways to get a kettlebell overhead. You could also use a dumbbell, or even a barbell, but no matter what you use these exercises will help you get stronger.
Video: The Importance of Rest and Some Overhead Press Fine Tuning
From a rooftop in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania comes a video about the importance of rest, along with some fine-tuning tips for better overhead pressing movements.
The Core During the Overhead Press (And Other Core-Related Shenanigans)
An examination of core muscles and their activation during the overhead press. Plus some analysis of the general shenanigans surrounding the "core" in the fitness world.
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