How To: Overhead Press (Cybex)


What’s up guys? I’m Scott from Scotthermanfitness.com if you’re looking for a great way to target your shoulders We’re here at the Cybex overhead press Now this machine has a couple settings that you want to look at before you jump right in first thing you want to do is make sure you’re using a weight that you can do Then you’re going to sit down and you want to sit so that when you start the exercise You’re as close to a 90 degree angle as possible with your elbows because if you start too low You can put a lot of pressure on your shoulder and your rotator cuff where it doesn’t need to be the exercise is only from 90 degrees and up so you want to start as close to that as possible So right now you can see that seats pretty high and I’d have to push the weights all the way to here Just do the exercise from there to there So what I’m going to do is lower the seat five See how that looks Perfect now what you’re going to do And this is the most important part is you have to make sure your elbows are forward And in line with your hips at all times because that’s going to bring all the muscles back here to play what you’re going to do put your hands on the Arm handles like this keep your wrists straight maintain a neutral spine Get to the starting position. Which is 90 degrees and then push straight up Keep a slight bend in your elbows Keep your elbows forward and aligned with your hips keep your core tight come down 90 degrees Straight up breathe out as you come up down up down up There’s one more way to do this machine you also take your hands and grab on the inside of the handles Same thing keep your elbows in line with your hips keep your wrist straight maintain a neutral spine and breathe out as you push the weight up Start at 90 degrees and breathe out Come down to 90 degrees breathe out One more keep your core tight And that’s you use a Cybex overhead press machine for more information, please feel free to subscribe to my videos I’ll be putting out new stuff all the time later guys

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