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. Seated lateral / side shoulder dumbbell raises, handstand push-ups / pushups and bosu ball burpees 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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