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2nd Half of Press

What can I do to increase my strength in the second half of my overhead presses/jerks? It seems that I can get the bar from my shoulders to my forehead easily, bbut then it stalls out. Is this a bar speed issue or tricept strength issue?
Thanks
Will42

Closgrip bench incline and flat,… just up the tricep power.

its generally a tricep issue, so start there

If it’s on jerks, it’s a hip explosiveness issue (or supportive structure weakness); get them stronger or sink under the bar faster.

In presses, I’d get everything stronger, focusing on traps and triceps but not neglecting delts.

-Dan

You need to do JM’s

If it stalls at your forehead, it is not tricep weakness. It is a speed and technique issue. Or the bar is just too heavy. :slight_smile:

When it stalls just above your head or just before lockout, then it is primarily triceps.