Quality criteria for this movement:

Quality criteria are a series of boxes that must be ticked to ensure good quality, safe, efficient and effective movement. These criteria don’t cover the start, mid and end points of a repetition, but the quality of what happens between these points. For optimal movement patterns, only repetitions that meet these criteria should be counted.

  • Ribs locked down with no extension of lower back.
  • Straight bar path with chin tucked back.
  • Bar locked over upper back, not head.Symmetrical press.