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Spanish Press by Maggie Dabe - CrossFit Journal

Spanish Press

By Maggie Dabe

In Exercises, Videos

February 02, 2010

Video Article

Maggie Dabe from CrossFit Fairfax is one of CrossFit HQ’s traveling seminar trainers. Originally from Ecuador, she explains our standard cues and faults for the press entirely in Spanish.

The press is the foundation for all overhead movements. With the feet under the hips, the athlete will grip the bar just outside shoulder width. The elbows will be down and slightly in front of the bar, and the entire body should be rigid—especially the midsection.

Driving through the heels, the athlete will press the bar straight up, with the head moving out of the way to allow a vertical bar path. The bar should be locked out directly overhead with active shoulders.

Common faults include loose midsections, non-vertical bar paths and passive shoulders or elbows at the top of the movement.

This series is our first venture into foreign-language instruction in a video. The rest of the nine core movements will be included.

Maggie Dabe explica el empuje en Español.

Video by Again Faster.

7min 15sec

Additional reading: Overhead is Rising by Bill Starr, published Nov. 7, 2008.

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5 Comments on “Spanish Press”


Jaime Arashiro wrote …

Gracias de nuevo Maggie, a ti y también a las chicas y chicos que están de modelos en el vid.


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Maggie rocks!!!!!!


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I don't speak Spanish, but that was awesome!


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Thanks so much for doing this series. It's an honor to work with you, and I'm psyched to think this is just the beginning!




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My favorite way to study for spanish class.

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