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Strict Press

September 30, 2021

The Setup

  • Front rack position.
  • Bottom of the bar in contact with the shoulders
  • Shoulders shrugged into the bar
  • Legs squeezed straight
  • Hips fully extended glutes squeezed tight
  • Elbows positioned under barbell to generate upward force.

Coaching Points

  • Tucking the chin in think of pressing with speed off of the shoulders
  • If you were just looking from the shoulders down you wouldn’t be able to tell if you were pressing as nothing changes.

Quality Criteria

  • No lower back arch, ribs locked down to hips
  • No knee bend
  • Hips not closed
  • Weight stacked over shoulders
  • Straight bar path

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