OC Fast Twitch: Cuban Press

OC Fast Twitch Exercise Series: Cuban Press

One of the core elements of p1440 is health and wellness, fine tuning both the body and the mind so that we can maximize every one of our 1,440 minutes in each day. Another element of p1440 is our focus on developing promising beach volleyball athletes through our Developmental Program, a five-month long training program featuring a collection of the finest coaches in the world.

In this series, we’re combining both, giving you a behind the scenes look at how our developmental athletes have been training in the weight room, thanks to our partnership with OC Fast Twitch in Fountain Valley.

Today, OC Fast Twitch General Manager and trainer Josh Gage takes you through the Cuban Press, a valuable exercise for all but especially beach volleyball players, whose shoulders are notoriously cranky.

And the best part: You can do this anywhere, with virtually anything — “you can even use a can of beans,” Gage said.

“It’s going to warm up the shoulders, rotator cuff,” he said of the Cuban Press. “The thing is, if we’re not in a physiological state to push ourselves, then we don’t get the adaptation we want, and we don’t get stronger.”

Previous OC Fast Twitch exercises

Romanian Dead Lift

Rope Row