Damn OH press...stalling at 55 lbs, help!!

butterfli7o
butterfli7o Posts: 1,319 Member
I CANNOT seem to go above 55lbs for the OHP, and the last time I did, I stalled and had to stop at 3X5. Grr! Any advice?? I'm feeling defeated!

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  • It's completely normal to stall on OHP. It's a very tough lift involving a lot of core muscles in addition to your shoulders. A great help is fractional plates. Many people purchase them on Amazon if your gym doesn't have them. No worries, you'll get there!

    :flowerforyou:
  • nexangelus
    nexangelus Posts: 2,081 Member
    I went over to the madcow system for the upper body lifts and increased slowly...
  • hesn92
    hesn92 Posts: 5,967 Member
    I'm the same way with bench press. I could not get above 55 pounds. I had to go back down to just the bar and now I'm going back up with fractional weights (1 1/4 pound)... I did 50 pounds two days, the second time I did an extra rep. And next time I'll go up to 52.5 pounds and hopefully that will help...
  • Jaxster92708
    Jaxster92708 Posts: 130 Member
    I CANNOT seem to go above 55lbs for the OHP, and the last time I did, I stalled and had to stop at 3X5. Grr! Any advice?? I'm feeling defeated!

    Yep, fractionals are the key for me with OHP, bench, and now row. I am now increasing by just 1/2 lb increments on these lifts.

    Slow and steady as they say!
  • srhfshr
    srhfshr Posts: 13 Member
    I feel your pain--I'm stalling on OH press too and will be deloading on that one shortly. I'll try the fractional weights.
  • nexangelus
    nexangelus Posts: 2,081 Member
    This will be my first week at 40 kg (have done 38 kg for 5 reps already)...a bit worried, but ladies you will get there, if I can lift 40 kg ( 88 lbs) then you can all get here...slow but sure increments...especially the upper body stuff for us gals...