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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Deltoids
Secondary Muscles: Triceps
Body Area: Shoulders
Modality Types: Free Weights Free Weights
Equipment: Barbell, Dumbbells, Kettlebells

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Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Slightly flex the hips and knees, keeping torso erect.
  • Immediately follow with an explosive push upward by extending the knees, keeping torso tall and erect.
  • At maximum hip and knee extension, shift body weight to balls of feet and extend ankle joints.
  • Push the bar with the arms to a fully extended elbow position overhead.


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