THE PRESS

THE PRESS PRESCRIPTION

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD

Sully discusses why and how the press meets the requirements of a barbell prescription for the aging adult.

ELBOWS UP IN THE OVERHEAD PRESS

Jonathon M. Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

Instead of allowing the hip thrust to drive the shoulders forward under the bar, the elbow drop pulls the bar away from the shoulder. This will not end well.

THE BENCH, THE PRESS, AND THE GLASS CEILING

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

All other things being equal, it is the rep that arrives at the sticking point with the greatest speed on the bar that is most likely to succeed. It is for you, the athlete, to make that happen.

SHOULDERS, MOMENTS, J-HOOKS, AND THE PRESS

Jonathon M. Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

Use this simple cue to optimize the setup and the bar path of the overhead press.

ACID PITS, FOREARM BONES, AND BARBELLS

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

Optimize your forearm angle and elbow position for a stronger press and bench.