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Push Press

How to do the Push Press

1. Stand tall and strong with your feet placed about shoulder-width apart and a slight bend at the knee

2. Take a firm grip of the barbell and hold it closely in front of your shoulders with your palms facing forwards

3. Squat by bending at the knee until your legs reach a half squat (about a 135-degree angle) and then exhale as you explosively drive your feet into the floor and push the barbell up and overhead

4. Aim to almost fully extend your legs as the barbell is extended overhead

5. Control the lowering phases as you inhale, once again bending at the knees and bring the barbell back to shoulder position

What muscles does the Push Press work?

Muscles Female

The primary muscles used in the Push Press are the Shoulders. The secondary muscles used are the Chest and Quads.