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Know Your Lifts: Overhead Press
Posted By Brett & Kate McKay On February 11, 2013 @ 9:16 pm In Fitness,Health & Sports,Visual Guides | 42 Comments
“Know Your Lifts” is an illustrated guide series that shows how to perform basic weight lifting exercises. Check out our previous guides on the High-Bar Back Squat  and the Deadlift . On the docket today is another essential and beastly lift: the Overhead Press. The overhead press (or shoulder press, or strict press, or just “press”) is superior to the bench press in that it works the whole body and is a much more functional exercise (most of the time when you’re lifting things you’re on your feet, not lying on you back). It’s also feels pretty manly to hoist a heavy barbell above your head.
Thanks to Barry Schroeder and Jim Schoenberg of CrossFit Sandstorm  for consulting on this post.
Illustration by Ted Slampyak 
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