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Old Yesterday, 11:52 PM   #20341
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Overhead Press is hard bruh

I noticed a lot of strength gains on the Overhead Press when I stopped doing heavy bench pressing; my bench stayed at 165x15 but my overhead press went to 135x5, which is the heaviest I've gone with it, plus I noticed better muscle growth with upright rows and lateral raises.
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Old Yesterday, 11:55 PM   #20342
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Strong overhead press is dependent on mobility more than anything
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Old Today, 07:35 AM   #20343
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What do you think of this workout

Day 1

3x5 squat
3x5 bench press
1x5 deadlift
2x8 dips

Day 2
3x5 squat
3x5 military press
3x5 bent rows
2x8 pull ups
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Old Today, 03:15 PM   #20344
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Strong overhead press is dependent on mobility more than anything

stupid question i know, but what mobility?

the way i see it, OHP is basically a shoulder press with a barbell instead of dumbells. you're just moving your arms up and down.

i just feel so damn uncomfortable when doing any kind of barbell press. im not built for that exercise at all
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Old Today, 03:23 PM   #20345
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I have been terrible with posting workout logs in here. I've been working out consistently, tho, which is nice. Only problem is that I strained my achilles tendon on a 10 mile run awhile back and that's limiting my running, unfortunately.

Today was back/bi's, so I did one of my named workouts from the 2nd post of this thread:

Arthropod - Back/pull
Warmup
Shoulder mobility
10x TIY on TRX

Main effort
4 rounds of:
- 10 deadlift @ 60% 1RM (185#)
- 10 weighted pullups @ 12kg
- 10 bentover rows @ 135#
- 15 KB swings @ 20kg
- 500m on row machine
3-5 minute rest


Secondary effort
1x10 each T's, I's, Y's on rings
3x10 face pulls

Felt pretty good. It was supposed to be 5 rounds, but I cut out the last round because my shoulder injury was getting aggravated. I also slightly modified the workout, changing the order of a few exercises and removing the 5k row at the end.

I still really like this workout.
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Old Today, 03:25 PM   #20346
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stupid question i know, but what mobility?


Shoulder mobility

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i just feel so damn uncomfortable when doing any kind of barbell press. im not built for that exercise at all


And this quote demonstrates why you don't have the proper mobility.

IMHO, most overhead exercises are useless and can be substituted for other exercises or variations to preclude injury.
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