Friday, April 8, 2011

Exercise Cues: Pressing

If you think about exercises in certain ways it can make them easier to perform or help hammer in a few subtle details. For any pulling exercise, one you might have heard is to initiate and think of the pull through your elbow to retract your scapula.

Since pulling through the elbows is helpful, I wondered if the opposite is true. I now lock out and press through the elbows for pressing exercises. Additionally, a second point to concentrate on is the wrists.

Pay attention to these two points.

I've found pulling/pushing the bar through the elbows and wrists helps me press better. Racking and locking the weights into my chest has been much more solid and enforced a firm posture.

Just a quick tip for today. Have a good weekend everyone.
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