Push Press

Free Weights / Total Body / Beginner

1 ratings

Equipment Needed

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

  • All
  • Male
  • Female
  • 89.22 lb
    average weight
  • 180.00 lb
    best weight
  • 37
    times logged
  • #188
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Push Press Weight

  • 106.71 lb
    average weight
  • 180.00 lb
    best weight
  • 24
    times logged
  • #162
    popularity rank

Average Male Push Press Weight

  • 28.60 lb
    average weight
  • 66.14 lb
    best weight
  • 5
    times logged
  • #240
    popularity rank

Average Female Push Press Weight

How to do the Push Press:

Muscles Worked

Quads secondary Triceps secondary Shoulders primary Muscles diagram

Details

The push press is a free weights and total body exercise that primarily targets the shoulders and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders, quads, and triceps ...more

The push press is a free weights and total body exercise that primarily targets the shoulders and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders, quads, and triceps.

The only push press equipment that you really need is the following: barbell. There are however many different push press variations that you can try out that may require different types of push press equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper push press form is easy with the step by step push press instructions, push press tips, and the instructional push press technique video on this page. The push press is a push exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the push press video, learn how to do the push press, and then be sure and browse through the push press workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Be sure to use the momentum of your legs pushing up, instead of just using your arms to push barbell above your head.
  2. Be sure to breath. Exhale when pushing weight up.
  3. Don't let the weight get out of control. Try to push legs up explosively but under control.
  4. Keep your abdominals tight to stabilize your core and keep yourself from swaying.

Variations

  1. For a high intensity workout perform exercise on stabilizer ball.
  2. Stand with feet staggered and perform without bending knees, can also be done with staggered feet and bending knees to relieve pressure on the back.
  3. Vary the width of the grip on the barbell to target different areas of the shoulder.
  4. Use dumbbells instead of a barbell and raise them simultaneously, or alternating.

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

1 Review

  • nida78
    over 1 year ago
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    I just luv it!

Equipment Needed

Tips

  1. Be sure to use the momentum of your legs pushing up, instead of just using your arms to push barbell above your head.
  2. Be sure to breath. Exhale when pushing weight up.
  3. Don't let the weight get out of control. Try to push legs up explosively but under control.
  4. Keep your abdominals tight to stabilize your core and keep yourself from swaying.

Variations

  1. For a high intensity workout perform exercise on stabilizer ball.
  2. Stand with feet staggered and perform without bending knees, can also be done with staggered feet and bending knees to relieve pressure on the back.
  3. Vary the width of the grip on the barbell to target different areas of the shoulder.
  4. Use dumbbells instead of a barbell and raise them simultaneously, or alternating.

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound