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Push Press

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Type: Olympic Weightlifting
Main Muscle Worked: Shoulders
Other Muscles: Quadriceps, Triceps
Equipment: Barbell
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Expert
Sport: No
Force: Push
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10/10

May 2, 2014 6:17 PM: Proper form is key! This is one of the best shoulder exercises. I've read (meaning prove it for yourself) that standing shoulder exercises engage more muscles than seated shoulder exercises. For those who think the hip thrust is a cheat, I've heard it referenced as a safety measure (just like partial...+See More



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9/10

Nov 30, 2012 12:55 AM: Does anyone know if i should be doing these excersises one at a time or each set and move on the next set im confused about that help!!!



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8/10

Apr 24, 2012 4:31 PM: This is what I call a cheat rep. You use momentum from your legs to get the bar moving.



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9/10

Apr 18, 2012 4:34 PM: gloves with wrist support are helpful



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10/10

Apr 9, 2012 10:17 AM: Really good.



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Dec 9, 2011 9:07 PM: Does anyone have any tips for this workout? I'm having a really hard time with the form. I know I'm doing it wrong cause I feel like I am using my back. That's even with just the bar. Should I get a training belt?



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10/10

Aug 9, 2011 1:14 PM: Amazing !



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9/10

Jul 20, 2011 1:23 PM: this transformed the way i look at shoulder day. i do this every time with out fail . it makes my shoulders explode. corect form is the key , and i do as many reps as i can , with at least 4 to 5 sets before moving to the next exercise



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9/10

Jun 14, 2011 2:12 PM: Love these. I include this in almost every shoulder workout--sometimes as warm-up with lighter weight, sometimes in the middle with heavier weight. These have really given more shape to the front of my shoulders.



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May 27, 2011 1:55 PM: This is a terrifying exercise to do when just starting out with lifting. Be conservative with your weight choices. Better to be safe then end up with a cracked collar bone because you miscalculated. Also, make sure you have plenty of space for a bar drop just in case.



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May 26, 2011 5:57 AM: Pay VERY special attention to the grip he uses in the video. Also keep the bar tucked closely under the chin and drive it straight up HARD. Don't let it stray too far in front of your body. I increased weights by about 20% in two weeks by mastering the technique.



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May 26, 2011 5:51 AM: No comparison out there. Delts and traps get one hell of a workout, plus you look badass throwing big weights up over your head.



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10/10

Apr 16, 2011 7:17 PM: Watch the chin:)



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3/10

Mar 25, 2011 1:08 AM: coolllll!!!!



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10/10

Mar 23, 2011 11:50 PM: Just tried this one yesterday morning. Definitely my favorite shoulder exercise now.



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10/10

Mar 4, 2011 4:36 PM: Remember this is a power move so it has to be done in a much more explosive motion... good form though



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10/10

Feb 19, 2011 2:18 PM: When I do this, my grip is more narrower than this one. My thumb is at the edge of the rough part of the bar, is my grip incorrect?



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10/10

Feb 13, 2011 9:14 PM: Make sure you keep one in the chamber, never know when S@#$ starts kickn' off. Also, not many people do this one, too scared I guess....



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9/10

Dec 21, 2010 1:44 PM: Awesome.



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Nov 2, 2009 11:45 AM: Make sure you get good leg drive.



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