Barbell Push and Press
- Stand with feet hip width apart and grasp a barbell with an overhand grip.
- Make sure your hands are placed slightly wider than shoulder-width.
- Bring the bar to chest height and slightly retract your head back.
- Bend the knees, hips and ankles to dip slightly.
- Use your legs to explosively drive your body upwards and drive the barbell off your shoulders, extending your arms overhead.
- Lower the bar to your shoulders and repeat.
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Barbell push and press is a gym work out exercise that targets shoulders and also involves abs and glutes & hip flexors and quadriceps and triceps. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Barbell clean and press / jerk / overhead press, handstand push-ups / pushups and dumbbell squat thrusters / squat to overhead press are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as barbell push and press. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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