Muscle Group: Shoulders

Shoulder Push Pressing explained in three words:

Dip – Drive – Press

Think of this movement like “Cheat Curls” in the sense that we are using momentum to drive the weight up and really focusing on the eccentric (negative) portion of the exercise. Here you can use a heavier weight than normal, or continue to do repetitions of shoulder presses after reaching a point of failure; that way you develop more shoulder strength.

You are cheating during this exercise. This allows you to lift a barbell that you would normally find too heavy to use for strict Shoulder Presses. Also,¬†Push Pressing comes in handy as forced reps when you’ve reached failure.

Grab a barbell with an overhand grip, place your hands a little farther than shoulder width, clean the weight up to shoulder height.

Bend your knees a little and then drive using your legs to get the weight moving. Use this momentum to lift the bar up above your head. Lock your arms out, then under control lower the weight to shoulder height.