Shoulder Press

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• Stance = hip width

• Hands just outside the shoulders

• Bar in front, resting on the “rack” or “shelf” created by the shoulders

• Elbows down and in front of bar; elbows are lower than in the front squat

• Tight midsection

• Closed grip, with thumbs around the bar

• Drive through heels; keep the whole body rigid; tight belly

• Bar travels straight up to locked out, with active shoulders, directly overhead

• Head accommodates bar (bar path is a straight line)