Learning to Press | The Starting Strength Method

Learning to Press | The Starting Strength Method


How to press as taught by Mark Rippetoe in Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training.  In this instructional video, you'll learn the correct positions and movement for the press.

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Overhead Press


Strict, Push, and Split Jerk

These pressing variations are each useful for a specific purpose. To develop strength and alignment the strict press is best for overhead strength. The push press is a useful tool for application of force and speed. The jerk movements are the best way to maximally load the overhead shapes. In this video you’ll learn the difference between each and common movements faults when performing these exercises.

Overhead Press → Jerk