Going Overhead

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Kyle showing the 3 overhead presses.

Going overhead is a CrossFit staple. Very few sports and activities do not put stress on the shoulders. In fact all power originating in the body is transfered to the hands via the shoulders. One could easily say that strong and healthy shoulders are integral to a fully functional life. The best way, bar none, to develop shoulder strength and shoulder girdle stability is by overhead pressing. At CrossFit, we go overhead in three ways–the press, push press, and the jerk.

Workout:

5 rounds:

10 Hang Power Snatches 95/65#

10 Pushups (slap the chest every other pushup)

10 Pullups