The push-press is an overhead press variation in which the barbell is pushed upward with assistance from the lower body. This "push" helps the weight travel through the sticking point of a strict press. The push-press is commonly performed as part of barbell complexes, power training for all types of athletics, or as a powerful shoulder exercise.


  1. Builds full-body power, strength, and coordination
  2. Allows you to put heavier weight overhead than with a strict press
  3. Works for low reps and moderate to high reps
  4. Great full-body move with a shoulder emphasis

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