WHAT IS AN OVERHEAD PUSH PRESS?
The overhead push press begins with an object (barbell, kettle bell, dumbbell) in the front rack position (under chin) and then presses the object straight overhead to a full locked out position over top of the body.
MUSCLE GROUPS USED
In order to maintain safe form and continuously progress, keep the object right over top of the body with the arms squeezing the ears. As you push the object overhead, try to keep it in a straight line which requires moving the head back slightly as to not hit your chin!
The purpose of Thrive Kids movement foundations is to guide students through a progression of essential movements that will develop them into a well-rounded, active individual who is ready and willing to take on any physical sport or activity that is presented to them. As youth move through these levels it is essential to focus on QUALITY technique as opposed to pure advancement.
In order to progress to the next level, youth must show complete competence in completing the designated task with quality form and technique.
*Reminder: always follow safety protocols and do not try advanced levels unless directed by a Thrive Kids coach.
Push Press (5#)
Strengthening activities to move to Warrior 2 level:
Push Press (15#)
Strengthening activities to move to Warrior 3 level:
Push press (25#)
Strengthening activities to move to Warrior 4 level:
Push Press (35# female/50# male)
Strengthening activities to move to Warrior 5 level:
Push Press (45# Female/65# Male)
Strengthening activities to move to Warrior 6 level:
Push Press (55# Female/80# Male)
Strengthening activities to move to Warrior 7 level:
Push Press (65# female/90# male)
Congratulations! You are prepared and ready to THRIVE in whatever challenge you face!!