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If you have a weak overhead press or struggle to create stability overhead when you catch a snatch, then read on and dominate your overhead position
Creating a stable foundation to press or hold a weight overhead is essential for being strong overhead.
By throwing in exercises that create tension in similar positions will unlock your potential
Exercises like a half kneeling press helps create trunk tension while pressing through a dynamic range.
Front Rack & Overhead holds & carries are great bang for your buck core strengthening exercises that have a huge carry over
Even though a weight ay be being pressed from your front rack position, your upper back needs to be strong to helps stabilise the weight
By building a solid upper back will also help with stability when weight is overhead
By using exercises like Upright Rows, Pendlay Rows and Face Pulls can really SWITCH ON your upper back and help with building your solid foundations
This one for me is a GOLDEN RULE when trying to build low rep strength.
This is because when you are trying to lift a weight for a heavy single or double for example, you want to have your motor patterns fully ingrained and automatic, to ensure you can not only respect the weight but dominate it, knowing that you have practised your execution multiple times.
Yes to build your overhead press for example you want to be doing plenty of pressing overhead, but take these points on board and include them within your training to really unlock your overhead potential
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