How To Overhead Press with Overhead Athletes

I get asked the same question a lot…Do I go overhead with overhead athletes?

The answer is yes, but not in the way many would think.

We don’t ever use a barbell to overhead press and rarely use a dumbbell, but we will use the Landmine to get some vertical pressing.

But my favorite might be the Kettlebell Bottoms Up Press. Phenomenal overhead pressing variation for overhead athletes for a lot of reasons.

  • facilitate the rotator cuff
  • teaches the core and shoulder to work as a unit
  • typically pain free even for people that have pain pressing overhead
  • improved grip strength
  • challenging

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