Overhead Press

This exercise is for the deltoid and triceps muscles.


Position: Sit with your legs crossed and your back straight. Raise your hands to shoulder height with your palms flat and facing upward.

Action: Move your arms slowly upward to full extension against your partner's resistance. Next, slowly return to the starting position as the resister applys downward pressure. Do 8 to 12 repetitions to muscle failure.


Position: Stand behind the exerciser; interlock your thumbs with the exerciser's, and place your hands with the palms down on his hands. Support the exerciser's back with the side of your lower leg.

Action: Resist the exerciser's upward movement; then push his arms back to the starting position. A bar or stick may be used for a better grip and improved leverage.

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