[This is a guest post that I wrote for JMax Fitness]
The overhead press is one of the best strength and muscle-building exercises you can do.
It used to be THE primary upper-body building exercise until the popularity of bench press skyrocketed in the 1950’s and 60’s.
Long before people asked, “How much can you bench?” People used to ask, “How much can you press?”
So popular has the bench press become that Monday is now known as National Bench Press Day.
While the bench press is rightly a fundamental part of most people’s routine, it shouldn’t come at the expense of the overhead press.