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Overhead Pressing Form Tips

Overhead pressing a lot of weight is cool... but overhead pressing a lot of weight with good form is even cooler. ๐Ÿ˜Ž If you want to be part of the even cooler crowd, check out these common mistakes & form fixes!

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๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Elbows are too high in the staring starting position- I like to tell my clients to have their elbows slightly in front of the bar. This way you'll have enough tension in your lats to press the bar directly overhead.

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๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Not moving your head out of the way- The goal is to have the bar path be as straight as possible from the starting position to overhead, not going out & around your face. Make that cute double chin face & press the bar up. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Excessively arching your back- I see this happen when the weights start to get heavy or if you have shoulder mobility issues. If it's the mobility issue, work on getting through a full range of motion between your sets. If not... we're not in a club, so pin your rib cage down & keep your core tight.

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