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

Shoulders

Biceps

Triceps

Core

TIPS

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!

MOVEMENT FOUNDATIONS

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. 

YELLOW

Warrior

1

Push Press (5#)

Strengthening activities to move to Warrior 2 level: 

ORANGE

Warrior

2

Push Press (15#)

Strengthening activities to move to Warrior 3 level: 

RED

Warrior

3

Push press (25#)

Strengthening activities to move to Warrior 4 level: 

GREEN

Warrior

4

Push Press (35# female/50# male)

Strengthening activities to move to Warrior 5 level: 

PURPLE

Warrior

5

Push Press  (45# Female/65# Male)

Strengthening activities to move to Warrior 6 level: 

BLUE

Warrior

6

Push Press (55# Female/80# Male)

Strengthening activities to move to Warrior 7 level: 

BLACK

Warrior

7

Push Press (65# female/90# male)

Congratulations! You are prepared and ready to THRIVE in whatever challenge you face!!

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