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Landmine Pressing – Shoulders and Arms – TechniqueWOD

Landmines are radically underutilized in my opinion. Like barbells, dumbbells, and kettlebells they are versatile tools; you can do so much with them! Press, pull, hinge, squat, lunge, twist… there’s all kind of great options.

On this episode, I discuss the benefits of incorporating angled pressing variations into your training. I use them to get a high incline without having to have an incline bench, which many functional fitness gyms may not have on hand.

If you’re sick of doing horizontal pressing variations like pushups and floor presses, as well as vertical pressing movements like overhead presses and handstand pushups, then your body and mind may appreciate doing some angled pressing to further work your shoulders, upper back, pec (clavicular head) and triceps.

Technique is similar to an overhead press, except you don’t go into a full overhead position at the top of the movement. Elbows tucked, ribs down, full range of motion.

Great if you have a shoulder that gets aggravated when you do full overhead work (OHS, jerks etc).

You can do these in a metcon if you want, but they function best as assistance work on your strength days. If you are adding them to your current class programming, then 3-5 sets of 8-15 reps once or twice per week is a great addition (adjust as needed depending on your current training volume, goals etc).

Enjoy!

-Doug

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