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Module 6: Military Press

Lead Instructor:  Fabio Zonin
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The Military Press is a classic test of upper body strength that requires a solid midsection. Before viewing this lesson, you may want to revisit the “Plank” from the Foundations lesson.

Lesson Specs

Instructions

  1. Watch the Lesson
  2. Take notes on key aspects
  3. Bookmark key points in the Lesson
  4. Ask questions on the Forum
  5. Use Lesson resources to supplement your knowledge

Lesson Chapters

  1. Introduction to the Military Press
  2. Technique
  3. Spotting
  4. Conclusion to the Military Press

Lead Instructor

Fabio Zonin

CEO of StrongFirst

Fabio Zonin is Master StrongFirst Instructor and the CEO of StrongFirst. He is also the Ground Force Method National Director for Italy, the BPro Physical Functional Training Director for Italy, and the Flexible Steel European Director of Operations. Fabio is a former powerlifter, natural bodybuilder, and owner of fitness centers. He was the first Italian to accomplish the Beast Tamer Challenge. He has been a Master Teacher for FIF (Italian Federation of Fitness) for almost two decades (1994-2012) and the former vice president of AINBB (Italian Association of Natural Bodybuilding).

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Module 1: Intro, Expectations, and Safety

Welcome to the online StrongFirst Barbell Course. In this introductory lesson, Brett and Fabio lay out expectations and important considerations to keep your training safe and productive.

Module 2: Joint Mobility, Warm-Up, and Breathing

Proper mobility is an essential element of safe training. This lesson introduces you to the mobility complex, where we cover drills and exercises to help prepare your body for barbell training.

Module 3: Foundations for the Barbell Course

Barbell foundations are the essential skills that you will revisit throughout the upcoming barbell lifts.

Module 4: Back Squat

The Back Squat is a classic test of lower body strength and a high skill exercise.

Module 5: Zercher Squat

The Zercher Squat offers many unique advantages over the Back or Front Squat. It is easy on the wrists, elbows, and shoulders, and requires less upper body flexibility.

Module 6: Military Press

The Military Press is a classic test of upper body strength that requires a solid midsection. Before viewing this lesson, you may want to revisit the “Plank” from the Foundations lesson.

Module 7: Sumo Deadlift

The Sumo Deadlift is considered a classic test of whole-body strength. It is defined by deadlifting with your hands gripping the bar inside of your legs (wide or sumo stance).

Module 8: Conventional Deadlift

The Conventional Deadlift is considered the “ultimate” test of strength and powerful strength builder for the entire body. It is defined by deadlifting with your hands gripping the bar outside of your legs (narrow stance).

Module 9: Bench Press

The Bench Press is the most efficient exercise for building upper body strength and hypertrophy. No other press can offer the same return on a given volume of investment.

Module 10: Bridge Floor Press

The most efficient alternative to the bench press when a bench and/or a rack aren’t available. Great exercise for building upper body strength and hypertrophy.

Module 11: Program Design

Proper programming is critical when it comes to getting the most from your Barbell training. To conclude the course, Brett joins Fabio to talk about continuing your strength journey with Barbell training.