Tip: The Most Outlawed Exercise

Don't let the fitness police keep you from doing this safe and proven strength-building lift.

The Overhead Press

This lift became an outlaw in 1972 when it was dropped from Olympic competition. That was because it was too hard to judge, not because it was "bad."

In recent years, I've watched people increasingly jump on the "don't do this exercise" bandwagon, but I'm sure most arrived there from reading someone else's article or blog, not a lifetime of doing overhead presses with poor results.

The goal for any man is to overhead press his bodyweight for a single. Hit that and your manhood will quickly return.