Behind-the-head push-press

The behind-the-head push-press is an overhead press variation in which the barbell starts in the back rack position and is pushed overhead with assistance from the lower body. It is most often seen in training for Olympic weightlifting. It can be part of a barbell complex or performed for low reps focusing on power and movement quality.


  1. Builds full-body power, strength, and coordination
  2. Excellent carryover to the snatch or clean and jerk
  3. Encourages good overhead mobility and shoulder stability
  4. Especially targets rear delts and upper back muscles

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