The Push Press

ByCrossFit February 28, 2019

In the push press, the core-to-extremity principle is obvious as the muscles of the power zone — including the hip flexors, hip extensors (glutes and hams), spinal erectors, and quadriceps — assist the arms in driving the barbell overhead. With the push press, you will be able to move overhead as much as 30% more weight than with the shoulder press. Regular practice of the push press — and the push jerk — develops power and speed, which are critical to effective and efficient athletic movement. —Adapted from “The Overhead Lifts” by Greg Glassman

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