Strength specific work – Overhead

Care must be taken when planning for overhead strength. By virtue of being a smaller muscle group with a less stable structure behind it, shoulders are very prone to injury.

I recommend training specific overhead accessory work no more than every other day except in exceptional circumstances.

If you have a complete program in place you should already be getting decent loading of the overhead range via the classic lifts; snatches and jerks. Extra accessory work should be added in after careful consideration if the overhead range is found to be weak.

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