The PVC behind the neck overhead press restores posture and ideal mechanics, acting to reduce neck pain and shoulder damage.

Overhead Raise the Roof

Pressing Overhead Expresses Full Range of Motion in the Spine and Shoulders.

Every time we celebrate by throwing our hands overhead we should be expressing full range of motion through the spine and shoulders.  Unfortunately, many will just pinch the rotator cuff and compress the shoulder joints.  No fun!

This exercise takes the range of motion recently developed in the thoracic spine extension roll and the pec stretch and puts it into an important part of our life: OVERHEAD CELEBRATION!

But, it doesn’t end there.  Having this capability allows us to safely venture into overhead squats, squat snatch, power snatch, split jerks, and all of our kipping variations of gymnastics.  So, it helps us progress safely through a lot of our intended capabilities.

Work hard, but be patient with slow and steady progress.

Good Luck and #keepmoving

Dr.J