We can all use more overhead strength and power. Sometimes it’s needed for a simple menial task like stocking shelves overhead and other times to throw an overhand right in the self-perseveration situation at the gas station at 3 AM.
One of the most effective ways to build this strength and power is with the push press. The push press calls on the calves, quads, core, deltoids, and triceps as prime movers and a host of other muscles that stabilize and assist. Contrary to the grinding reps of heavy strict overhead presses, this lift is explosive and classified as a “quick lift”.
Let’s take a look at five benefits of performing the push press.