Tip: Posture and the Behind-the-Neck Press

Is it really a bad exercise? That depends on your posture and your overall training history.

Many people are quick to say that certain exercises, like the behind-the-neck press, will cause injuries. Of course, anything can cause injuries, especially if you're doing anything worthwhile or rewarding. The trick is to make your body physically prepared to cope with the demands of training.

With the behind-the-neck overhead press, the risk simply comes down to your posture. Bad posture? It's not the best choice for you yet.

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