Overhead Press Training and Progressions

Reviewed by Valerie Zeller

How to train Overhead Press

Gradually increase repetitions in Bench Press. The average number of reps in Overhead Press is 30 for men and 25 for women. In order to advance your bench press follow these tips:

Try adding weight.

Switch to a harder variation of Bench Press.

Overhead Press

Overhead Press


Type(s) Strength, Crossfit, Weightlifting
Muscles Worked Triceps Brachii, Deltoids, Erector Spinae, Lateral Deltoids, Pectoralis Major
Difficulty Level(s) Easy, Simple
Equipment Barbell
Location At Gym

Muscles Worked

Target muscle(s) Triceps, Deltoids, Rear Deltoids, Upper Pecs
Synergyst muscle(s) Spinal Erectors