How To: Overhead Press (Cybex)

How To: Overhead Press (Cybex)


What’s up guys? I’m Scott from Scotthermanfitness.com if you’re looking for a great way to target your shoulders We’re here at the Cybex overhead press Now this machine has a couple settings that you want to look at before you jump right in first thing you want to do is make sure you’re using a weight that you can do Then you’re going to sit down and you want to sit so that when you start the exercise You’re as close to a 90 degree angle as possible with your elbows because if you start too low You can put a lot of pressure on your shoulder and your rotator cuff where it doesn’t need to be the exercise is only from 90 degrees and up so you want to start as close to that as possible So right now you can see that seats pretty high and I’d have to push the weights all the way to here Just do the exercise from there to there So what I’m going to do is lower the seat five See how that looks Perfect now what you’re going to do And this is the most important part is you have to make sure your elbows are forward And in line with your hips at all times because that’s going to bring all the muscles back here to play what you’re going to do put your hands on the Arm handles like this keep your wrists straight maintain a neutral spine Get to the starting position. Which is 90 degrees and then push straight up Keep a slight bend in your elbows Keep your elbows forward and aligned with your hips keep your core tight come down 90 degrees Straight up breathe out as you come up down up down up There’s one more way to do this machine you also take your hands and grab on the inside of the handles Same thing keep your elbows in line with your hips keep your wrist straight maintain a neutral spine and breathe out as you push the weight up Start at 90 degrees and breathe out Come down to 90 degrees breathe out One more keep your core tight And that’s you use a Cybex overhead press machine for more information, please feel free to subscribe to my videos I’ll be putting out new stuff all the time later guys

100 comments on “How To: Overhead Press (Cybex)

  1. b33p Post author

    I don't like the use of machines, even for beginners, but I think this guy seems helpful and honest. I would like to see BB & DB demonstrations from this guy.

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  2. DahStoryTella Post author

    Like this one, a lot. I prefer the barbell grip on this machine as it's slightly more difficult. Though, I use the palms-in grip to get the weight up to get started.

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  3. gardhavgadha Post author

    @ScottHermanFitness Way to go Scott! Nothing has helped me more than watching and learning form your videos.

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  4. dk12553 Post author

    fuck I've been doing it way to high fuck me
    that explains why my right shoulder is hurts like a bitch right now

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  5. Anthony Salazar Post author

    I've never seen you do barbell overhead press? I read in a magazine article it's more effective than the bench pres but I have my doubts about that… what's your opinion?

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  6. sfxafsdasdfafdsaf Post author

    @ScottHermanFitness Machines suck. Beginners should learn barbells and never touch these pieces of crap.

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  7. Zipemova1 Post author

    @MrRockhardman BLAH…BLAH…BLAH, I bet you work out at Gold's gym. Rockhardman has Softmarshmellowego.

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  8. Zipemova1 Post author

    @bangbongbong Doing both is as good as the other. So don't touch them…do your workout and let people be.

    "People with opinions just go around bothering each other" The Buddha. 🙂

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  9. Partha Nandi Post author

    @ScottHermanFitness Good Reply Scott. Some idiots think that criticizing others make them special. They are idiots.

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  10. Enyce1011 Post author

    Actually the first thing you want to do is make sure you have on a fucking shirt before sitting on those machines…dont want back acne…

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  11. Chip Manuel Post author

    The fact that someone has to create a how to video to in order to teach people how to use a fucking OH press machine depresses me.

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  12. sbowesuk Post author

    @legonds I disagree. If your work sets are going to be barbell press, then your warm-up sets should be exactly that, barbell press. The machine press does not use exactly the same muscles/form in exactly the same way, so warming up with the machine to do barbell presses is not a good move, and increases the risk of injury.

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  13. sbowesuk Post author

    @CallMeUncleTony The barbell overhead press (while standing) is far superior to the exercise in the above video, at least from a strength perspective. You have to stabilise your body and the bar yourself, which means you're challenging your body in many more ways, and is a lot more involved.

    Machines take stabilisation almost completely out of the equation, which if you're an athlete is extremely undesirable.

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  14. C Jones Post author

    @ScottHermanFitness Also for beginers machines ensure correct form is correct which prevents joint damage, I should know, my arm clicks at the shoulder when i raise it lol. If I had used machines initially this wouldn't have occured.

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  15. thundertung Post author

    @ScottHermanFitness

    Beginners don't need to be using machines like this. Free weights are absolutely superior to this crap in every conceivable way.

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  16. 0theom Post author

    So this is an instructional video to show how to do partial ROM presses on a machine? People need instruction on how to use a frickin machine?

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  17. Lord Ignis Destroyer of Thots Post author

    @ScottHermanFitness Because the barbell overhead press is superior to a machine overhead press you dumbshit

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  18. MrJacobo Post author

    @DirEnRefused I disagree. Beginners should learn to use free weights first. Machines can play a role in a bodybuilders tool box, but the basics should be learned on free weights.

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  19. MrJacobo Post author

    I agree that free weights are better but to call machines useless is a little short sighted. You have to ask yourself. What are your goals? If your goals are just to get as strong as possible then stick with free weights only. If your goal is to transform yourself into a bodybuilder then your going to want to do more than just deadlift, squat, and bench. Machines can be great additions to a bodybuilders tool box. Especially cable machines.

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  20. la playa Post author

    the guy from the video! is such a idiot who the fuck wont be able to work on a machine its simple ,, its a machine we dnt need ure help u penios lol

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  21. InTheCircle Post author

    Lol, what bullshit? Whatever works is the best. Phil heath and other Mr. Olympia's also combine these machine routines.

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  22. Josh Roberts Post author

    Every single shoulder press machine i've used, the handles are wayyyy to far forward and not adjustable.

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  23. Ingrid LiveLife Post author

    Thanks for the instructions. I use both free weights and machines and cables. Combine it all. Nothing wrong with doing all that to keep muscles challenged differently and keep it interesting.

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    Have you thought about making a compilation (depending on body part) of sound bytes into mp3 clips which people like myself can listen to while working out? It would help us remember to keep proper form.

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  30. Hollow Man Post author

    You are amazing. I have been watching your videos recently for different body part workouts. They all are very cool and introduce correct form very well. Keep up the good work 🙂

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  31. TheQuick58lost Post author

    ive dislocated my left shoulder twice but i dnt have money for the doc so i just let it heal on its own (i know, stupid).. im back in the gym and im doing everything i used to do before except no db shoulder press or db overhead tricep extension (those exercises and poor form are what caused the dislocations) should i try the machine press cause i feel like i need to start doing overhead excersises again but im scared of messing my shoulders up again… any help would be appreciated

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  32. hymnz100 Post author

    I sit higher because it feels harder to lift. (Which makes think I getting gains.) Thanks for clearing up on where to position the seat! Hopefully I can lift the same amout of weight with a lower position. Should I keep a low position for reverse overhead press as well?

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  33. Fredrik Zhang Post author

    seems i have adjusted the seat too high. no wonder at the end i felt like i was having trouble straighting my arms. thanks mate! very informative

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  34. Akash Kn Post author

    So he grips the inner handles to work the front delts and the handles on the side to work the middle and the rear delts ? is that whats happening here?

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  35. Kelly Gonzalez Post author

    Your exhales are very weird though.Could you exhale properly so we all can see how to breathe during exercises? Thank you.

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  36. Seve Marcelo Post author

    Shit scott's face in the beggining scared the shit out of me. He lookin like a guy looking through your soul.

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  37. Kevin Brown Post author

    Scott's got a perfect physique. A structure women love and can be achieved by anybody with pure diet technique and hard work, without any drugs.

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  38. Herb Peters Jr Post author

    Yo keep these types of videos coming on machines in the gym great didn’t think I would find one so specific

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  39. Neil Wilkes Post author

    I do that but facing the other way. To me it seems to stop you bringing your chest muscles into play. I keep my forehead against the pad. Do you think this is detrimental in any way? Cheers.

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