Barbell Clean and Press / Jerk / Overhead Press
- Shoulder-width stance. Tight core and flat back. Bend at the knees and hips. Lower yourself. Arms fully extended. Chest up and gaze straight ahead.
- Bring knees in and shoulders up. Drive hips forward. Keep the bar close to your body. Forcefully exhale and perform a full extension of the knees and hips.
- Use the momentum to bring elbows high. Rotate your elbows around and under the bar. Rack the bar across the front of your shoulders.
- Press the barbell above your head. Lower the bar.
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Barbell clean and press / jerk / overhead press is a gym work out exercise that targets shoulders and also involves calves and glutes & hip flexors and hamstrings and lower back and quadriceps. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Wall angles, lateral raise machine and upright dumbbell rows are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as barbell clean and press / jerk / overhead press. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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