The Battle Rope Double Overhead Press puts a unique spin on the good old standard for building upper body and shoulder strength. By using a neutral grip, the battle ropes puts the shoulder in a better position for pressing by forcing it to stay upright by pulling back on the arm. When performing overhead presses you will notice big gains in other lifts as well as greater strength throughout your entire body. The overhead press is definitely a must for anyone looking to put on muscle and strength. You would think with a light weight, this movement would be quite easy. Quite the opposite, due to the awkward position and length of the rope, this exercise is extremely challenging.
Step 1: Pick up the battle ropes with a thumb down grip, and get into the rack position.
Step 2: From this position, press the battle ropes straight up to elbow lockout.
Step 3: Lower battle ropes back into the Rack Position.
Tips & Safety: Keep your back straight, heels down, and your core tight throughout the duration. Try and keep the rope from falling forward.