For your shoulders
Best Exercise: Barbell Overhead Press
The Expert: Martin Rooney
No other shoulder exercise lets you go as heavy as the overhead press, which is exactly why it’s the best way to push growth, says Martin Rooney, C.S.C.S., founder of Training for Warriors.
What to do
If you’re already comfortable with the weight and this move, try using a “false grip,” keeping your thumb and fingers on the same side of the bar. This will allow for a little motion at the wrist and shoulder to make the lift more comfortable.
“Be sure to pay attention to the eccentric [lowering phase],” says Rooney. That means controlling both the up and down parts of the lift.
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