Published On: Mon, Dec 11th, 2017

How to Do an Overhead Press Female Bodybuilding

Overhead Press Female Bodybuilding

Overhead Press

Alright, next we’re going to go into our upper body. Overhead press. Pick up some weights that are comfortable for you. If you’re just starting out and you’re a beginner, five pounds should do it. You know your body to work with what’s best for you. After about 8-10 reps, it should feel difficult. If it doesn’t you’re too light. If it’s too hard, it’s too heavy.




I’m using 5-pound weights here for demonstration purposes. Feet are a little wider than hip-width apart, give yourself some stability. Bring your arms up like so, elbows bent 90 degrees. You’ll press up, and back to 90 degrees. Pressing up, and back to 90 degrees. Again, make sure your wrists are nice and straight. You want to think of the entire shoulder through to the elbow moving up in an arc. It’s not about pushing up, it’s not about moving from the elbow joint. Bring the whole arm up into an arc as you happen to be bent at the elbow. That’s really great for the shoulders. A nice simple, basic move, keep it in your arsenal.

About the Author

- Peter A Soto is a Martial Artist with more than 20 years training all kinds of Martial Arts. He is also a Certified High School Teacher in the State of California, and a Fulbright Teacher by the Department of Education of the United States of America. www.petersoto.com

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