At the CrossFit Level 1 seminars, three overhead movements are taught together: The press, the push press, and the push jerk. All three take a barbell (or other object) from the shoulders to locked out overhead. The difference is in the use of the hip.
In this Part 2 The Push Press, Adrian Bozman explains the basics of performing the push press correctly, including the essential role of torso angle. The difference between the press and push press is the powerful use of the hips to generate upward momentum on the barbell. Typically, 30% heavier loads can be used with the push press over the press.
The video was captured at the CrossFit Level 1 Certification Seminar in Golden, CO on October 24, 2008. Chris Spealler is the demogirl.