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The Presses, Part 1: The Strict Press

ByCrossFit July 25, 2020

At a CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course at CrossFit Downtown Atlanta in 2016, Todd Occhuito presents the press lecture.

“These lifts are enormous aids to developing the power zone (hip flexors, hip extensors, spinal erectors, and quadriceps). As the athlete progresses through the lifts, the importance of core to extremity muscle recruitment is learned and reinforced. This is foundational to the effective and efficient performance of athletic movement, and alone would justify the practice and training of these lifts.” (CrossFit Journal, 2003).


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