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Are Your Shoulders Ready to Overhead Press?

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The overhead press is perhaps the ultimate test of upper body strength. Even more than my beloved bench press, the overhead press removes leg drive and requires a tremendous blend of strength, mobility and coordination. Unfortunately, many people either perform

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Technique Tuesday: 3 Common Overhead Press Mistakes

The overhead press is a polarizing lift. People seem to either love it or hate. There are a few reasons for that: 1) It’s really hard to do correctly and 2) it’s hard to see the direct carryover to the bench

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Stack.com – Are You Making These 3 Shoulder Press Mistakes?

Since starting my internship at Cressey Sports Performance, my knowledge of shoulder anatomy and function has grown by leaps and bounds. Which is great, because we work with dozens of professional baseball players on a daily basis. But we also see

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3 Exercises to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy

We all know the famous quote by bodybuilding legend Ronnie Coleman: “Everybody wanna be a bodybuilder, but nobody wanna lift this heavy-ass weight.” But something similar could be said about the bench press: “Everybody wanna bench press a house, but

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Training Update: 10 Days Out

Long time, no blog. I’ve been away from the keyboard for awhile and spending more time reading, lifting and learning. Sounds pretty good, right? My life for the past few weeks has been consumed by work, midterms and training for

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