What Is The Difference Between Military Press & Push Press? (Video)

The military press and push press are both overhead bar pressing exercises.

While similar they are also very different.

Watch this video where I coach one of my athletes Kayla and explain the differences.

 

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Military Press Key Points:

  • Uses no leg drive
  • The legs are locked
  • The core is tight
  • The glutes are tight
  • The only thing working is the upper body

Push Press Key Points:

  • Uses leg drive (known as the dip & drive)
  • The legs move and lock at the top
  • The core is tight
  • The glutes are tight
  • The whole body is being used.  A dip is initiated at the hips and legs.

 

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Coach Rob