⭕️Training the upper body supports everyday movement patterns such as reaching, pushing, pulling, and lifting. As we get older, having less upper body strength can increase risk of injury. Maintaining flexibility, strength, and range of motion in our shoulders and arms is important in being able to perform activities of daily living safely and effectively.
🔼The overhead press mainly targets muscles of the shoulder, upper back, and triceps. When performed standing, strength can also be improved in the core and hips. Increased strength in these areas increases our ability to carry heavy objects safely and improves our full-body stability. This contributes to lower risk of falls and other injuries.
❗️There are many variations of the overhead press using various types of weight. However, the main principles of form to perform the movement stay the same. Keeping the core engaged, not arching in the lower back, and keeping the shoulders down and away from the ears are a few keys to execute the overhead press properly!
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