Monday, January 7, 2013

How To Do Reverse Overhead Press



To develop a strong and healthy body, you must constantly keep your muscles guessing. That means doing different exercises that target new muscle groups. Today I'm going to show you how to do the reverse overhead press with barbells. The benefits of this exercise include:

  • stronger shoulders
  • stronger triceps
  • stronger core
This is an exercise that even novices should consider adding to their workout routine.

How To Do The Barbell Reverse Overhead Press

You'll need a barbell, a weight lifting bench or weight rack for this exercise. For the purposes of this discussion, we'll be using a fixed weight barbell although intermediate and advanced strength trainers may opt for the Olympic bar. Start out with a warm up set; this will loosen your muscles and reduce chances of injury.

Select a fixed barbell with light weights. Take hold of the bar using a supinated grip. Stand up straight while positioning your feet shoulder width apart. Raise the barbell up until it is level with your chest. Now, using your triceps, press the weight overhead. Hold for a two second count then lower it to the starting position.That's one rep. Do nine more to complete the warm up set.

After you've completed the warm up, choose heavier weights. If your goal is to tone up, use light weights and higher repetitions e.g. 3 sets of 15 reps each. If you want to build muscle, use heavier weights and lower reps e.g. 3 sets of 4-6 reps.

This exercise will help keep your workouts interesting and challenging which will benefit you in the long run.

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