Overhead press form check
- 11-04-2012, 03:06 PM
- 11-04-2012, 03:17 PM
Looks like you need to widen your grip a bit to achieve the full rom and I can't tell how you look on the bottom but make sure your squeezing your glutes together it really helps with the strain on the lower back, I would start with just the bar and find your grip that allows you to touch that bar right below your collar bone,
- 11-04-2012, 03:24 PM
11-04-2012, 03:31 PM
I think I understand what your saying and straight down I think is find you should be tilting your head back on the way up so you don't break your nose an then SLIGHTLY leaning forward and looking straight ahead again once the bar passes your head to be lifting the bar over your not in front of your head like you said
11-04-2012, 03:35 PM
I watched your video again and your doin what I said about leaning forward or thrusting the bar backwards which ever way you want to look at, you might want to check out stronglifts.com they have some great info on this lift in particular good luck
11-04-2012, 03:51 PM
This is what happens when I try to go at the normal starting position, then I change my grip and go alittle closer and then I change to my normal grip
As you can see my elbows will not go forward no matter what if I go lower than mid neck level
11-05-2012, 03:54 PM
It looks like a shoulder mobility issue...the same thing many athletes run into when doing a clean-grip front squat for the first time.
Your grip is fine, your bar path is fine, but try to start with the bar resting on your collar bone and front delts. Squeeze your serratus and lower traps to stabilize your scapula when you push up...you may need to do more serratus and low-trap activations.
11-05-2012, 04:13 PM
11-08-2012, 01:32 PM
Do you have a reason for wanting to do Overhead Press instead of seated shoulder press? Just curious.
11-08-2012, 01:34 PM
11-08-2012, 02:12 PM
11-08-2012, 02:18 PM
11-08-2012, 03:35 PM
11-08-2012, 10:02 PM
Do some shoulder mobility like joe defrancos simple six. Learn to tuck your head back and create a shelf with you lats to support the bar. This should allow you to keep the bar inline. I also pull the bar apart to activate my traps and lats more from the bottom.
11-09-2012, 09:57 AM
11-09-2012, 04:22 PM
11-23-2012, 01:12 AM
Hows this look? http://s37.beta.photobucket.com/user...s0002.mp4.html
Thats the best I can do right now I can not make my elbows point forward without moving the bar up. The only reason I have wrist wraps on in the vid is to help me find a grip where I'm not bending my wrists much.
11-23-2012, 11:19 PM
Lean back a lil, load your lats with the bar. Tuck elbow forward and up. Push head back and make a double chin so you dont knock yourself out and allow for a better bar path.
11-23-2012, 11:21 PM
11-23-2012, 11:26 PM
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