5 Pressing movements you need to be doing!


Following on from my last post on push-ups, here are  5 pressing movements that you can use in your programmes with some coaching on the key points of each.

For sure you need to be doing basic dumbell pressing to build strength, and speed benching and other velocity based pressing movements to build explosive strength. These 5 are some different variations that you may or may have seen before that I use with some of my athletes and in my own training.  All can be manipulated to suit your training goal accordingly.

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

What are your best pressing movements? Let me know in the comments box below.

Have a good one!

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  1. Ben

    Really enjoying your uploads, Brendad, I’m a bit restricted at mo, got a meniscal tear (which keeps catching an putting me out of action for several days). As I’m having to compensate with my injured knee, not being able to straighten it properly so this affects stance. It really impedes on my training. Your uploads are being bookmarked. I love the barbell power press. Thanks for your uploads, mate.

    Off to watch Harlequins V Gloucester this evening, 6-00pm KO.

  2. Nick Ward

    See that was quick – looked at these too! The balance of press and pull v.imp for my guys @SheffieldEagles. Dane Press ( after our lad who now needs op due to NOT doing the right things) 90 deg lat raise, ext abd rotation into press, front raise thumbs up down.

    • Brendan Chaplin

      Absolutely agree gotta get it balanced, even more pulling than pushing for some individuals

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