I get excited about proper overhead press technique.
Why you ask?
Recently, I used some of the weight lifting techniques in the book Starting Strength.
These simple techniques helped me to greatly increase my overhead press strength.
When I started using proper pressing technique, I once again started increasing the weight each workout and set new personal records.
I still continue to increase my strength simply from doing the press correctly now.
I want to share with you how I was able to correct and perfect my shoulder press technique. I'm sure you've noticed that I refer to the overhead press as the press. The overhead press was the original press and too many people ignore this exercise.
Is The Press Better Than The Bench Press?
I, along with Coach Rippetoe from Starting Strength, believe this exercise to be superior to the bench press for upper body strength and functionality.
Seriously… the overhead press is an amazing exercise.
You can lift more weight with the bench press, so I'm not saying the bench press is not a great exercise.
I'm just saying that the overhead press gets no credit while the bench press is the most popular and known exercise in the world. Learn how to overhead press correctly and watch your bench press strength explode!
If you're serious about the bench press, you need to get serious about the overhead press. The overhead press will lead you to big bench press.
Starting Strength by Coach Rippetoe
If you've read much on my website yet, you'll know that I strongly encourage everyone to purchase a copy of this book.
Starting Strength is the absolute best weight lifting book available. There's no other book that even slightly compares!
Coach Mark Rippetoe is a USA Weightlifting Senior Coach, and uses intelligent weight lifting techniques to help lifters around the world get stronger faster. He uses his knowledge of the human body to help lifters use proper mechanics to lift heavier weight.
I'm not trying to help him sell his book. I'm trying to help you get faster results.
After you read this page and watch the videos below on the overhead press, you should see how great Coach Rippetoe is at teaching proper weight lifting techniques. You will instantly gain strength and make faster progress.
Watch all of those videos, take notes, and purchase Starting Strength to learn even more about proper pressing technique along with all of the other best weightlifting exercises.
You can buy a copy of Starting Strength from Amazon right here:
You can also read some of the pages inside the book. Go to the link above and find the “Search Inside” link at Amazon. If you read the reviews on this book, you'll see how much everyone loves this book.
It's well worth the money!
The Overhead Press is a top notch exercise! You must include it in your weightlifting program if you want optimal upper body growth and strength.
Starting Strength can be used by beginners to advanced lifters. I considered myself an advanced lifter when I learned new techniques.
Never believe that you can't learn something new. I've been lifting for a long time, and I try to learn something new every day of the week.