***HOW TO ROTATE YOUR WRISTS DURING A PRESS!***
We just got asked this question recently, and Achieve owner @jasonlpak discusses how we coach this with our members! During the descent of the chest press, you want to rotate the handles in about 45 degrees, and as you press back up you want to rotate them to be in a "palms down" position. During the shoulder press, you should start with your hands facing each other in a relatively neutral position, and then rotate them to be in a pronated position as you press up.
The reason for this is because your body has these natural spiral patterns of fascia. The image in the video is from Thomas Meyers, who wrote the book Anatomy Trains. When you coordinate your body to follow these lines, you're really facilitating a lot of positive adaptations because you're positioning your body in the way we were naturally intended to move. Martial artists and boxers figured this out a long time ago (rotation of the fist while throwing a punch or "Wax on; Wax off" as a means of practicing how to best deflect punches). You'll also see this rotation of the shoulder and wrist when tennis players serve, or when baseball/football players throw a ball - they always end with their shoulder and wrist in a more internally rotated position as they follow through.
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