The Push Press

Basic Description of the Push Press: Maintaining a plank while lowering and raising torso to the ground

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The Push Press

Using the hips and knees to develop momentum and elevation on the barbell in order to take the bar from the shoulders to overhead

  • Building upon the ‘Press’ (Set-Up, tight mid-section, straight bar path and overhead position are the same), we add a “dip-drive” of the hips and knees
  • Initiate the Push Press with a “dip” by dropping 2-3 inches (knees go forward slightly, butt goes back)
  • Maintain a vertical torso during the dip so the bar stays on the shoulders
  • Then “drive” aggressively out of the heels extending the hips fully
  • After the hips open, seamlessly finish with a “press” (same as the “press”)

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