CrossFit, Forging Elite Fitness, 3...2...1...Go!, Fittest on Earth and Sport of Fitness are trademarks of CrossFit, LLC. Take advantage of that and … Start by performing dumbbell squeeze presses, and then transition directly to dumbbell floor presses when you fatigue. Instagram. Dumbbell Floor Press for Shoulder Health and Safety. CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the floor press to help you knock your workouts down to the ground (or in this case, the floor). Dumbbell Squeeze Press/Floor Press Combo Watch The Video - 00:46 This is a great mechanical dropset, where you transition from a harder version of a movement to an easier one. CrossFit is based on the idea that you can start with practically nothing. © 2020 CrossFit, LLC. The dumbbell floor press is the most suitable upper body mass-builder for those with a history of shoulder issues such as myself. The bench Is superior for the chest. Most coaches admit that it’s one of the best developers of upper-body pushing strength, but the use of the bench and the prevalence of shoulder injuries in lifelong benchers makes it seem wise to avoid. Eb says: The floor press is a great way to work on heavy-weight lockouts at the elbows for your standard bench press. Facebook. In the floor press, the arms rest on the ground at the bottom of the movement, thus removing tension and elastic energy from your muscles. CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the floor press to help you knock your workouts down to the ground (or in this case, the floor). If nobody’s around to help you get the bar into place, just bridge the bar into place as shown in the video. CrossFit has a love-hate relationship with the bench press. The only things you need are some barbells, weights and the right floor. You can still maintain a strong bench press by just performing floor presses. 715-579-4214. During certain periods of time I can do traditional dumbbell chest presses without any issue, but the floor press is my go-to move when my shoulder is feeling bad. There’s no fancy equipment and, usually, no bells and whistles. The floor press is an excellent tricep and shoulder developer. Chalk another one up for strong glutes! Here’s a video I filmed for folks who train in gyms that don’t have benches or racks, for example many Crossfit gyms. For CrossFit, your floor has to be built to handle everything from mobility to plyometrics to failed Olympic lifts.