Many athletes struggle to master the overhead press as it can be more technically complex than most upper body exercises. However, the overhead box press is one of the best variations for mastering the vertical press. Here's how.
The ball-to-the-wall overhead press is one of the most effective and safe shoulder pressing exercises there is. In many ways it’s even safer than the landmine press for overhead athletes. Here’s why it’s so effective and how to progress it.
If you’re looking for a unique and functional method to add strength and size to your entire upper body, the rotational barbell protocol is just what you need. As an added bonus is does wonders for cleaning up your technique and body mechanics.
I frequently run into a scenario where I'm asked what exercise I would chose if I could only select one movement. While this is a difficult choice I decided to chose an exercise that literally targets every muscle from head to toe. So here it is.
The windmill side plank is one of the most unique yet highly effective full body and core stabilization drills you can perform. To master this movement you'll need some critical cues combined with advanced variations that force perfect mechanics.
The overhead press is one of the most effective shoulder exercises you can perform for targeting your deltoids and upper torso. Unfortunately lifters often perform them incorrectly. By using the foam roller variation you can master your form and technique.
If you're looking for an upper body mass builder that not only builds freaky shoulders, triceps, upper back and lats but also improves functional strength and posture, you'll want to give this simple mass builder a go at your next workout
The renegade row is one of my favorite exercises not only for targeting the upper back and lats but also for blasting the entire core and abdominal musculature. Here's how to modify it to isolate the rear delts, shoulders, and core to a greater extent.
Here's a tricky but highly effective overhead barbell pressing variation that absolutely annihilates the shoulders and upper torso. As a nice bonus it also teaches proper vertical pressing mechanics while also taking stress off the shoulder joint.
The Arnold press is an incredibly effective shoulder exercise developed several decades ago by the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger himself. Unfortunately many individuals perform them incorrectly. Here's how to fix this issue.
If you're looking to add some serious functional size and strength to your shoulders, try incorporating this push press protocol. Just be forwarned, it's brutally intense but also incredibly effective for building cannonball deltoids.
The traditional Reeves deadlift is a very effective upper back and grip exercise. Unfortunately it also has some common pitfalls. By using the trap bar instead of a standard barbell you eliminate these issues and gain better results.
Most lifters typically apply accommodating resistance (bands and chains) to the big three lifts such as squats, bench press, and deadlifts. However this technique is also incredibly effective when applied to the overhead press.
If you’re looking to build your shoulder size and strength to the next level you’ll want to implement this eccentric accentuated push press as they exploit all of the key mechanisms of hypertrophy (muscle damage, tension, and metabolic stress).
If you’re looking for a unique upper body exercise to spark new growth in your shoulders and upper body then you’ll want to try this press. Essentially you’ll be performing a single arm landmine push jerk using an accentuated eccentric or slow negative.