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Overhead Rear Stability Press

The Overhead Rear Stability press is a core stability exercise designed to help you assert optimal control of your spine while enhancing your six-pack.  The overhead resistance demands the transverse and rectus abdominis effectively fire so ideal posture and position are maintained.This exercise requires appropriate load selection.  It must be challenging enough to effectively fire the intended muscle groups yet not so heavy that it erodes technique.  You’ll know it’s too heavy when you overextend your spine as the handles travels upward or if you leverage your shoulders to withstand the resistance.

  1. Ensure the cable column aligns horizontally with the overhead position of your hands in a half-kneeling position.
  2. Hold triceps rope at shoulders as you step away from cable placing one knee on the floor (preferably on a pad) with the other foot secured in front.
  3. Establish a position with your shoulders stacked over top your hips.
  4. Slowly lift handles upward without any change in your posture.
  5. Pause momentarily as your hands reach the peak of the position asserting total control of your core.
  6. Your position and posture should appear unaffected at the top of the movement.
  7. Lower with control before beginning the next repetition.