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Movements Weightlifting Push Press

Overview & Demo

With a barbell in the front rack position, dip down, by flexing the knees and ankles, then violently extend both while propelling the barbell from your shoulders to an overhead position. The dip should be short and quick, keeping the weight in the heels and the torso as upright as possible.

Equipment

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Rogue Beater Bar
The Beater bar is a 31 MM bar with no center knurling and has Olympic knurling marks. The shaft is black zinc and the sleeves are bright zinc coated. This bar is not made for competitive olifts, it is meant to be the bar that takes a high rep beating where the diameter of the shaft is not essential. - RogueFitness.com
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Rogue ES-1 Echo Squat Stand
Just the bare essentials. This stand can handle your 500LB back squat with ease. We went back to the drawing board and came up with a squat stand for those of you on a budget. Still constructed at the Rogue Factory in Columbus Ohio, this stand is everything you expect from Rogue: a heavy duty quality made piece of equipment. We didn't cut any corners on this one. Now you can get a US made squat stand for the same price others are selling flimsy imports for. - RogueFitness.com
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HG Rogue Bumpers
Plate diameter: 450mm (IWF Standard is 450mm). Collar opening: 50.40mm. Insert type: Stainless Steel. - RogueFitness.com
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Rogue HG Collars
Our all new ROGUE HG Collars, with patented locking mechanism that will hold on repeated drops! - RogueFitness.com

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