Benefits of the Bottoms-Up Press??

Opiaswing

Level 5 Valued Member
So i have been reading a bit about shoulder issues and such and the benefits of the BUP and apparently they're great for shoulder girdle stability and overall shoulder health. is this true?

What are the other benefits of tis movement? I am considering getting a light bell solely for this movement to bridge the gap between pressing the 40
 

Hasbro

Level 5 Valued Member
I don’t know for a fact but it seems the BUP would use more of the twitch type stability muscles that normally don’t get used as much when you’re muscling up the weight in a conventional manner. The added grip strength involved probably brings other muscles into play too.
 

Anna C

Level 9 Valued Member
Elite Certified Instructor
The usual advertised benefits are 1) forces you to find the correct/optimal press groove, and 2) makes you really engage core stabilizing muscles because you have to elimate any extra de-stabilizing movement out of the press to keep the bell balanced.

Harald has some crazy strong BUP videos on his YouTube channel....
 

Colby

Level 1 Valued Member
So i have been reading a bit about shoulder issues and such and the benefits of the BUP and apparently they're great for shoulder girdle stability and overall shoulder health. is this true?

What are the other benefits of tis movement? I am considering getting a light bell solely for this movement to bridge the gap between pressing the 40

If you read simple and sinister , there’s a passage that talks about using just the first part of the Turkish get up (the half get up) to rehabilitate bad shoulders.
 

Molson

Level 4 Valued Member
Looking at various threads on this forum and overall SF blog knowledge, I’m still surprised that no one had yet designed a C&P program that would use BUP as a base for learning the proper mechanics and progressing it further. For example doing ROP style ladders with light BUPs and testing the strict press once a month with heavy bell.
 

Molson

Level 4 Valued Member
When I will be done with pure S&S I’m considering reintroducing C&P by practicing separately light BUPs and heavy cleans. Taking a month or so before I start again the standard C&P.
 

guardian7

Level 6 Valued Member
So i have been reading a bit about shoulder issues and such and the benefits of the BUP and apparently they're great for shoulder girdle stability and overall shoulder health. is this true?

What are the other benefits of tis movement? I am considering getting a light bell solely for this movement to bridge the gap between pressing the 40
Highly recommended. A light second hand bell should be easy enough to find. I got a 16kg for free from a guy who was moving that I use for this. Alternatively, use the bells you have grown out of for your press work. You might have to start with singles or holds.

I keep my 16kg in my office and do a BUP static hold once a day or so. It is also a good GTG activity.
 

william bad butt

Level 6 Valued Member
I use BUP as an assistance excersise. I do BUP bench press (1 arm, uneven, half my body leaning off the bench) and I do single arm BUP rack carries.

Excellent for the grip, shoulders, and (most importantly for me) mid section stabilization. Stu McGill and Brian Carroll rave about them.
 

Signit

Level 1 Valued Member
Not BUP presses but Ive become a big fan bup getups with a light weight. Feels really good and seems to hit all the weak points.
 
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