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Overhead Press *whines* WHY ARE THEY SO HARD?



  • AKTipsyCatAKTipsyCat Member Posts: 163 Member Member Posts: 163 Member
    Micro plates are ideal and how are you doing your overhead press. I prefer seated dumbbell shoulder press to standing military press, i find im much stronger in the seated position.

    I've been doing the standing ones.
  • AKTipsyCatAKTipsyCat Member Posts: 163 Member Member Posts: 163 Member
    If you want to make that area stronger doing handstands may help. Start by leaning your feet against a wall and holding yourself up as long as you can.

    oooh... I used to love to do handstands... wonder if I'd kill myself trying to do one now? But I love a good challenge...
  • ChieflrgChieflrg Member Posts: 8,380 Member Member Posts: 8,380 Member
    I've been at ~74lbs on my OHP for awhile. I decided to put five more lbs on today and could only do 3 reps. lol. What a pain! New challenge. I also do clean and presses, but at much higher reps and much lower weight -- they're a similar struggle for me.

    When is the last time you added volume while decreasing intensity?

  • DancingMoosieDancingMoosie Member Posts: 5,348 Member Member Posts: 5,348 Member
    They are hard. And it's a smaller muscle group than for lower body, so not as easy to progress. I'm just jelly that you get to lift and I don't 😉
    I'm stuck at home with my light weights😢
  • GeneralSTpowerGeneralSTpower Member Posts: 15 Member Member Posts: 15 Member
    I prefer the standing OHP, a strong lower body gives me a pretty firm foundation, and helps me push better.
    edited July 2
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