A different way to press from Chuck Ahrens

I love to study strength training of all sorts.,

Yes, I do especially like Strongman training,

but Powerlifting is right up there too.

Zach Even-Esh says, “You can’t fake strong.”

Several years ago I learned about a monster of a man named Chuck Ahrens from one of Josh Bryant’s books.

Legend has it that his shoulders were so huge and the dumbbells he used were so big that he had to press them out at an angle

instead of straight up .

That change of angle makes a press much more difficult.

I first learned this with dumbbells and later adapted it for steel clubs.

We just call it the Ahrens Press in our Mace Fit classes.

It is frequently used in our training, in fact we used it this morning.

The way we do it is to press about 45 degrees out from vertical,

your arms form a “V” at lockout.

Give it a try and let me know how you like it.

Out for now,

Coach D

Published by ironcave1

I was the owner of the Cave, a strength-based, veteran-owned, unconventional coaching facility, which closed on May 31, 2022 after almost 12 years. My full focus is now on bringing our steelclub and mace training called Mace Fit out to the public. Follow us at http://macefit.com and @2slingsteel.

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