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 push press entirely in Spanish.
The push press is the bridge between the strict press and the push jerk, and it takes the same set-up as the press and then adds in quick and powerful hip extension to create elevation on the bar. By using a shallow dip, an athlete can often surpass his or her max weight in the press by about 30 percent.
The two most common faults in the push press are muted hips and inclined torsos. The first fault occurs when athletes press the bar without fully opening the hips, which steals power from the movement and results in the shoulders doing too much of the work. The second occurs when athletes let their weight move into their toes and dip too deep, often relying on too much hip flexion. The result is a torso that is not vertical, which causes the bar to travel up and away from the athlete, making it difficult to bring the bar to a solid overhead position.
This series is our first venture into foreign-language video instruction. Eight of the nine core movements have been covered, and the push jerk video is upcoming.
Maggie Dabe explica el empuje de fuerza en Español.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional reading: The Kettlebell Press and Thruster by Jeff Martone, published Sept. 26, 2009.