Barbell Push Press

09/07/2012 02:19 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017


Address a racked and appropriately-loaded barbell. Grab the bar with a slightly-wider-than-shoulder-width grip. Your wrists should be straight and your elbows under your wrists.

Un-rack the barbell and hold it at shoulder level. Your chest should be up and your feet should be about hip width apart with your core tight.

Begin the movement by dipping your knees while keeping your chest up.

Next, explosively drive through your legs and use the power from your lower body to help push the barbell over your head. Press the bar until your arms are fully extended and you are standing upright.

Stabilize at the top of the motion before breaking at the elbows and slowly returning the weight to shoulder level.

Reset so you are in the proper starting position before attempting another rep.

Complete for prescribed reps.