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Overhead Press : 1 Easy Tip To Push More Weight

I could not believe the difference in the videos!

This video just started out as a simple and effective drill I like to use, I wanted to share with my gym members to also improve their overhead position.

Then during the editing process I needed to go back and pull some of my old lifts to compare for contrast.

The differences was simply astonishing!

Now, there have been many hours of practice, drilling, and maybe a few kicks and screams going into the process.

As you can tell the end result is very visible.

It’s a simple drill, we’re just strict pressing (or military pressing) from the receiving position of our jerk.

I had a terrible problem of not maintaining midline stabilization during my earlier lifts in which allowed my chest to travel forward, pushing the barbell out in front of me and having to finish the lift pulling the barbell back overhead.

It happen in almost every lift I did.

Once I started implementing this drill, it drasticly improved and fixed my overhead position. Since the drill is not happening at lightning speed, it allows you to visibly see any imbalances occurring in the lift.

I do this drill every day before moving weight overhead!


 

Power Jerk: Perfecting The Dip & Drive

It wouldn’t be over indulging to say I enjoy lifting.

In fact, outside of spending time with my wife and beautiful daughter, I cant think of a simpler activity that brings me more joy.

A few months back I attended a weightlifting seminar in Columbus, OH.

When it was over, the instructor approached m giving me merit on my mechanics and movements. After a brief conversational bout lifting he ask me who coaches me.

It was an eye opening moment in my career.

I’ve always just lifted with friends, attended seminars, but never had someone work on individual development for my Olympic lifting.

Now this instructor was 6ft 6inch easy, and I’m 5ft 7inch on a good day.

Making it easy to remember him towering over me, head tilted to the side and a blank stare saying “But why? Everyone who wants to get better at any sport needs a coach.”

I knew I wanted to start competing, but knew I’d need to reach out to those with vastly more experience than I have.

After asking around to other coaches in the area, I kept hearing the same recommendations Joe Hamblen.

We’ve been working now for around 6-7 weeks, and while the weight we’re using is light.

My lifts have improved more in that time than when I started!