Overhead Press from Squat Position

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This exercise works the core muscles (hips, glutes, back, abs) as well as the shoulders.  From a squat position, hold weights at shoulder level with your palms facing inward (towards your ears).  Coming up out of the squat, press the arms straight overhead while rotating in the arms so your palms end up facing forward (away from you).  Reverse this movement on the way down.  This should be a steady, controlled motion, remembering to press into the heels and squeeze your glutes as you come up out of the squat.  If you have difficulty in your neck or shoulders, it is helpful to widen your arms during the overhead press.  Instead of straight up, bring your arms out to a slight “V” position.

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