Have you finally made the decision to start exercising regularly? Perhaps this has been even a New Year’s resolution for you! Well, if you are here, reading this article, chances are that you have just begun your exercising journey and you are interested to find out more about the exercises that perhaps your trainer at the gym has recommended. It is a good idea that you want to get informed more about the exercises rather than just automatically performing them at the gym. Today we are going to introduce you to this amazing exercise known as overhead press. Have you heard about it? This is a rather famous exercise that most people, who are interested in developing their strength in their full body, tend to regularly include in their workout. What we are going to talk about today is how to properly perform this exercise, what are the points of even including the overhead press in your workout routine and of course we want to share 8 amazing beneficial effects that you are going to earn by practicing the overhead press regularly! Are you interested to find out more? We hope that you answer is yes, now follow us through the rest of the article, would you?
Before we even continue to the beneficial effects of the overhead press, let’s take a minute or two to define it. First, remember that the overhead press is defined as a full body exercise which means that by performing this exercise, not only do you exercise your upper or lower body, but you are improving your whole body! You might wonder how is this possible when it is only your upper body - your arms and shoulders that are lifting the weight over your head. Well, while that is true, your lower body - your legs, abdominal muscles and lower back are active as well in order to balance you as long as you are performing the overhead exercise. And that is what makes the overhead press the best exercise for strong, toned muscle build-up focusing on getting your shoulders bigger and your arms stronger but at the same time improving the balance of your body and your posture. In general, there are a lot of muscles that are being included in the process of performing the overhead press including pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi, deltoid muscle, serratus anterior, pectoralis major and minor, coracobrachialis, rhomboid muscle, supraspinatus muscle, subscapularis muscle, triceps and biceps muscles, the forearms flexors and extensors, the abdominal muscles and so many more! As we said earlier - the overhead press is a full body exercise!
The overhead press can be performed either at home or at the gym, however, if you choose to perform it at home know that you will need the special equipment that is required to do this exercise. In addition, there are high risks related to this exercise if it is not done properly. So perhaps it is for the best if you do the overhead press at the gym where there is a professional trainer to guide you through the process and alert you to any possible mistakes and risks that you are exposing yourself to. And who knows, perhaps you will become so prone to exercising that later in life, when you are experienced enough, you will build your own little gym at home and you will be able to perform the overhead press alone without supervision.
In addition, the overhead press is a great exercise that will promote testosterone production so it is a suitable exercise for all of you who are trying to recover from your experience with low testosterone. As you may know, exercising, in general, is one of the best ways to get your body to produce more testosterone, but resistance training, which is the case with the overhead press, has been shown to be especially beneficial for treating the problem with low testosterone levels. Now let’s discuss all of the beneficial effects of the overhead press, shall we?
Exercising can be fun and beneficial for everyone - you just need to know what you want to get out of it! For example, if you are interested in increasing your upper, lower and middle body strength, then we warmly recommend you to proceed towards including the overhead press in your workout! In today’s article, we used the opportunity to explain this awesome looking exercise to you and all the beneficial effects that come with the regular performing of the overhead press. Although you might want to join a gym and use the chance to practice this exercise under the keen eye of a professional just to make sure that there are no risks of any kind near you, it will still be worth it. Now that you are well aware of the 8 amazing beneficial effects of the overhead press, we hope that you will include them in your life and benefit greatly as so many others before you have!
Author Bio: Will O’Conner
He has been a Health & Fitness Advisor for Consumer Health Digest. He loves to write about General Health & Fitness topics. Will also believes in providing knowledgeable information to readers and constantly motivates them to achieve their goals. He is also passionate about traveling, arts and discovers and writes for people. Connect through: Facebook, Twitter, & Google+.