Set up for Strict Press

  • Stand with heels underneath your hips, legs locked out.
  • Hands outside the shoulder with a full grip, elbows slightly in front of the bar
  • Begin with the bar racked on the front on the shoulders, belly tight.

Points of Performance for Strict Press

  • With a tight and rigid body, press the bar straight up while moving your head back and out of the way.
  • Knees come to full lock out at the top.
  • Arms come to full lockout overhead with the bar over the center of the body.
  • Rep is completed when the elbows, hips, and knees are all fully locked out with the bar overhead.

Tips and Tricks

  • Think about driving through your heels.
  • Receive the bar when descending from overhead with a little give in the hips and knees to adsorb the shock.