Shoddy Science? Benefits Of The Overhead Press
(#254) Does the latest research shed new light on the overhead press? Or is this shoddy science that leaves little practical application?
In this episode, I’ll discuss some of the latest kettlebell science. Unfortunately, this study had a major flaw and I’ll tell you what it is and why it’s important to understand the limitations of a study like this.
Additionally, I’ll share some specific applications to performing a safe and effective overhead press, whether you use a kettlebell or any other training implement.
I’ll even offer a “call to action” for future research in this area.
To maximize the effectiveness of the much-debated overhead press, take a listen to this week’s episode.
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What should the kettlebell press look like?
Watch the video below.
Pressing in the "Plane of the Scapula (P.O.S.)" I promised to do this video, so here it is . I've discussed in recent posts about the reasons why to press in the POS. To recap, it's the safest and most optimal position for for the glenohumoral (shoulder) joint and the rotator cuff muscles (RTC) . This position is approximately 30-45 degrees anterior to the frontal plane . In this video, you can see that the kettlebell is being elevated for a period of time in this plane – and then finishes in a fully flexed position overhead (relative to the shoulder joint) . I've mentioned that with the kettlebell press, this motion tends to occur more naturally as it's a natural "groove" -or motion – with the kettlebell – and also the strict barbell overhead press, when it's performed correctly . Be aware to "Press in the POS" for a safer, stronger and optimal overhead press. It makes a difference . Let me know what you think – and tag someone who you think you benefit from this insight . #shoulders #planeofscapula #rotatorcuff #press #bridgethegap #shoulderjoint #shoulderhealth #strongposition #kettlebells #barbells #pressoverhead #strictpress #liftstrong #glenohumeral #strongshoulders #injuryfree #strengthtips
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