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The overhead press can be performed either with a curved bar path and little body movement, or a more vertical bar path and more body movement. These can be considered two different lifts. In the overhead press, the bar starts in front of the shoulders, and ends directly above the shoulders. This means that if the lifter is standing upright, the bar must ...


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The short answer is: the bar should follow a straight, vertical path and the final, locked out position will look (more) like the left image than the right--in fact, the image on the right does not appear to be locked out and is in an unstable position (torquing forward). In practice, the bar may not move perfectly vertically, but that should always be the ...


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Neutral position. Your scapula and GH joint is responsible to bring your arms upwards. If you keep it retracted, your shoulder blades can’t rotate upwards. Upward rotation performed by upper traps, serratus anterior and lower traps. This force couple is important. You don’t have to depress your shoulder blades. Depressing it may lead to pain in your ...


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