The Mat – Strength Magazine – April, 1929

The pressing of a bar bell with both arms from a position on the shoulders behind the head comprises a most important and valuable exercise. It is to be recommended in practically every case for the development of the deltoids as well as the other muscles which are brought into play in an over- head pressing movement. The majority of men and youths have no trouble in working past one hundred pounds in a very short time, repeating the exercise a few times. However, there is a certain percentage of men who can make no head-way on this particular movement. Some of these men make fair progress while using really light weights, but when a little more than half the bodyweight is attempted they get into trouble.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas