Woohoo! It was deadlift day today. I miss doing deads. A week without deadlifts. And when I came back to KL I did my squats first. I kind of miss squats. But not as much as I miss doing deads. But really. Today's entry is not about deadlifts now squats. It's about overhead presses.
As much as I love overhead presses, I'm unfortunately not very good at it. I constantly remind myself that strength is a skill. And like all skills, there's always a technical part to it. And in pursuit of honing the technical skills, I read a few books and looked at various credible YouTube vids on the finer side of pressing.
What I know is that you need to keep your body tense, squeeze your glutes tight (like pinching a coin between the cheeks) and hold your breath which effectively make you brace your abs while your press and slowly release your breath when you're lowering the bar to chest level.
But perhaps Coach Rip can explain it better: