Shoulder to Overhead - Barbell

Shoulder to Overhead is a common movement that involves lifting a weight from the shoulders and pressing it overhead. It is often performed with a barbell, but it can also be done with dumbbells, kettlebells, or other weighted objects.

The movement starts with the weight resting on the front of the shoulders, commonly known as the rack position. From there, the athlete uses a combination of leg drive, core engagement, and upper body strength to drive the weight upward and extend the arms fully overhead. The athlete may use various techniques, such as a push press, push jerk, or split jerk, depending on their preference and the requirements of the workout.


Shoulder to Overhead is a compound movement that engages multiple muscle groups, including the shoulders, triceps, upper back, and core. It requires strength, stability, and coordination to execute properly. The movement is often incorporated into CrossFit workouts to test and develop upper body strength, power, and overall fitness.

In CrossFit competitions and workouts, athletes may be required to perform a specific number of repetitions of the Shoulder to Overhead movement within a given time or as part of a larger workout. The weight used can vary depending on the individual's skill level and the specific workout requirements.

Proper technique and form are crucial when performing Shoulder to Overhead to ensure safety and maximize efficiency. It is recommended to receive coaching and practice under the guidance of a qualified CrossFit trainer to learn and refine the movement.

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