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Push Press - Behind the Neck

Exercise Data

Type: Olympic Weightlifting
Main Muscle Worked: Shoulders
Other Muscles: Calves, Quadriceps, Triceps
Equipment: Barbell
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Intermediate
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Push Press - Behind the Neck Guide

Main Muscle: Shoulders

  1. Standing with the weight racked on the back of the shoulders, begin with the dip. With your feet directly under your hips, flex the knees without moving the hips backward. Go down only slightly, and reverse direction as powerfully as possible. Drive through the heels create as much speed and force as possible, moving the bar in a vertical path.
  2. Using the momentum generated, finish pressing the weight overhead be extending through the arms.
  3. Return to the starting position, using your legs to absorb the impact.



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Review: Push Press - Behind the Neck

Exercise Rating
9/10

Apr 24, 2014 7:37 PM: I find it easier to drive the weight up with my legs from behind the neck than in front. It's not much of a muscle builder by itself but it is excellent if you treat it like lockout/overload work and do back-off sets with strict presses.



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9/10

Jul 19, 2012 7:57 AM: You wont build a whole lot of muscle with this exercise, but it is great for building strength and explosiveness. I love starting my shoulder workouts with this. Ideally, you want a spotter to help you lower the weight down.



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Exercise Rating
8/10

Apr 9, 2012 10:21 AM: Good exercise but i wouldn't go too heavy.



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