Tip: Get Your Grip Right for Pressing

Know the difference between a push press grip and a strict overhead press grip? They're not the same.

Overhead Press Grip

The weight of the bar is in your hands. Keep your joints stacked and in a straight line. Unrack the bar in this position.

Push Press Grip

Think about setting up almost like a front squat, fingers underneath the bar. Your body actually unracks the bar. This is an open grip. Your thumbs are not wrapped around the bar at the beginning.

Tom Morrison is a British weightlifting coach, martial artist, and CrossFit trainer and competitor. Tom works with athletes on prerequisite movement capabilities for optimal strength, performance, and reduced risk of injury.  Follow Tom Morrison on Facebook