Overhead Press More Weight (In Just 3 Minutes!!)


What’s up, guys? Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX. Another ATHLEAN XPRESS Tip for you. This one’s
a good one. How to increase the amount of weight that you can Overhead Press. We’ve talked about the Overhead Press before.
We don’t want to be doing it behind our neck for structural reasons to keep our shoulders
healthy. But we do want to be able to press and press
heavy if we want to build bigger shoulders. Here’s the thing that most guys do wrong. Energy leaks. I’ve talked about it before.
If you want to have efficient transfer of strength from your feet to your hands, you have to plug up the energy leaks that
occur along the kinetic chain. The Overhead Press is no different. So, what we want to do is get ready to do
a Military Press, but before we start, we want to squeeze our quads as hard as we possibly
can. Straighten your knees as hard as you possibly
can. Squeeze your butt cheeks together as hard as you possibly can to plug the energy
leaks. On this exercise, that is going to be where
it occurs. Of course you always want to have core stability as well. But, you watch the difference when you plug
them up and tighten up versus when you don’t. Again, imperceptible most likely when you
actually do the press from what you can see but when you feel it, you should be able to
lift at least another 10 if not 20 percent more weight. So, again, guys struggle sometimes to press
heavier weights. All you’ve got to do, plug those energy leaks. And you can see, you can press a lot more
efficiently. Ok. So, again, if you drive, from here you
want to make sure that everything beneath is tight. Let me demonstrate why that is real quick
to really hone in on exactly how this works. If this is our kinetic chain right here top
to bottom, if we don’t have a good foundation here, no tension through the entire chain, then what happens is, when I go to exert a
force through here, I can press as hard as I want. I don’t get much energy delivered
back to me. But if I bring this all the way down to the
ground like that, and I create a lot of tension now. This simulates the strong quads, the tight
quads, the tight glut’s. And now, I bring the same force, you can see,
that’s a lot more force being driven right back at me. Same thing applies, again, when you’re doing
that press. Tighten up from below. Plug the energy leaks. You’ll be able to push with a lot more force
and therefore, increase the strength of your Overhead Press. Alright, guys. If you found this video helpful,
try it out. Let me know how it works for you. I guarantee, it’s going to be able to help
you add some more plates and weight to that bar. Leave a thumb’s up below if it does. In the
meantime, let me know what else you’d like to see, and for sure, I’ll make sure I make
a video for you. If you haven’t already, guys, if you want
to start putting that science back in strength of these same principles of the kinetic chain, and how it works, and what it means to you
and your workouts, then head to ATHLEANX.COM right and grab our
90-Day Program. Alright guys, be back here again soon.

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