History

The Mat – Strength Magazine – January, 1928

As a special means of acquiring development and strength the group of lifts and exercises known as floor lifts are very valuable. As a means of testing and exhibiting the strength an athlete possesses, they are particularly fascinating; especially is this true of the pressing movements performed with a bar bell while lying on the tack. These two lifts are most generally referred to as, the Floor Press, and the Shoulder Bridge, although technically the former is known as the Pull Over and Press on Back without Bridge; the other being styled the Pull Over and Press (or push) on Back, with Bridge.

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