Sandbag Press

Sandbag Press

How to do the Sandbag Overhead Press, using the principles of StrongFit with Dr. Sara Solomon & Jackie Perez

Use a sandbag, or something that can be held between your hands (i.e. med ball).

You will need to clean the sandbag up into the front rack position. This means you will need to deadlift it to your lap, and then explode at the hips to get the sandbag into the front rack position.

Pressing is internal torque. In this video, Jackie was increasing her awareness to her pecs by inhaling through her nose as she pressed overhead (concentrically). Remember to engage your external obliques, teres majors and pecs. Do not shrug (keep your shoulders down... so don't let them shrug up towards your ears). I like to think about pressing my hands into the sides of the sandbag to help me engage my pecs through the full range of motion. I also like to look up at the sandbag as I press it. Don't worry about pressing completely vertically or poking your head through. Just focus on keeping your pecs engaged. Jackie exhaled through pursed lips on the eccentric. You can also experiment with switching the breathing: try exhaling through pursed lips as you press overhead, and inhale through your nose as you lower the sandbag.

You can use code SS10 for 10% off StrongFit sandbags here.

If you want to learn more, be sure to check out my online Strength Academy.

Welcome! If you want to learn how to MOVE and EAT BETTER, you've come to the right place! I'm Dr. Sara Solomon. I'm a certified StrongFit coach and an intermittent fasting expert. I have degrees in dentistry (DMD) and physiotherapy (BSc PT), and I'm also a Pilates Mat Level 1 Instructor, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (2016-2021), ACE personal trainer, NASM fitness nutrition specialist, a Mad Dogg Spinning Instructor, and a certified level 2 Buddy Lee Jump Rope Trainer and Ambassador. I'm a BSN Supplements and Til You Collapse sponsored athlete. My passion is helping people overcome restrictive diets and muscle imbalances so they can FEEL their very best!

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