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Press for success

For upper-body strength and athletic power, few moves rival the overhead press. From a functional standpoint, pressing weight overhead requires stability from floor to core while still requiring adequate shoulder movement in all directions. Overhead presses are also a staple for building the shapely curves of the anterior and medial deltoids, and if you can hookshot your carry-on into the overhead bin with one arm, that’s a win for everyone.

LEVEL 1: DUMBBELL MILITARY PRESS

This OG press is used more in bodybuilding circles than it is in the military, but it got its title because of its militaristically strict form prescription, which prevents the use of

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