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Overhead Pressing Power/Strength Movements

Waller, Mike MA, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D; Piper, Tim MS, CSCS*D; Miller, Jason MS, CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Journal: October 2009 - Volume 31 - Issue 5 - pp 39-49
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181b95a49
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THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO DISCUSS THE EXECUTION OF OVERHEAD PRESSING MOVEMENTS FROM THE SHOULDER PRESS TO THE SPLIT JERK. THERE ARE NUMEROUS EXERCISES AND THEIR VARIATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN USED BY INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAMS FOR INCREASING UPPER EXTREMITY PRESSING STRENGTH. THESE REQUIRE THE UPPER EXTREMITIES TO GENERATE THE PRESSING FORCE WHILE USING THE LOWER EXTREMITY TO GENERATE A STABILIZING FORCE.

1Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; and 2Department of Kinesiology, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois

Mike Waller is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Utah.

Tim Piper is currently an assistant professor at Western Illinois University.

Jason Miller is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Utah.

© 2009 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association