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2008/05/12 18:55:40 (permalink)
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Seated Shoulder Presses

I have never made these part of my workout.

There was a time I did Arnold Presses because well .... Arnold did them.

I've always done the Military Press (standing Shoulder Press) instead.

I'm doing a 2 day push/pull split and the Military Press is the 3rd exercise in the routine. I'm having a hard time with maintaining form through the Military Press because I'm pretty much spent from Squats.

Maybe I should go do the seated press in order to maintain better posture or ..... (I guess I could drop load 10 or 20 pounds and give that a go.)

A powerlifter / former bodybuilder that was taught me a lot of what I know had me work a behind the head military press that is much easier to mainain proper posture. But I can't bring the bar below a line this is about an inch above the tops of my ears or it hurts my neck. This lift is an an OK option in terms of a shoulder isolation exercise but I don't like having to limit the range of motion so much. I don't think I will go back to these.

I might start doing seated presses on Thursday.

Any thoughts or advice?

Thanks

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    RE: Seated Shoulder Presses 2008/05/12 19:06:40 (permalink)
    Do seated press to the front of the head, not behind it.
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    RE: Seated Shoulder Presses 2008/05/12 19:22:52 (permalink)
    I love seated shoulder press esp to front they are my main shoulder exercise
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    RE: Seated Shoulder Presses 2008/05/12 21:02:18 (permalink)
    Thanks a lot.

    I am going to substitute seated presses for the military press.

    My form on the military press has not been good lately. I am bending backwards to finish my sets.

    thanks again
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    RE: Seated Shoulder Presses 2008/05/13 08:28:23 (permalink)
    do them standing to mix them up every now and again.
    i still throw behind the neck presses in every now and again but not heavy

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    RE: Seated Shoulder Presses 2008/05/13 09:57:14 (permalink)
    Mix it up with DB seated shoulder press as well.... If you feel your shoulders aren't getting a full train from being tired from squating, maybe you could switch your rouitine about a bit and do shoulders first... Even if it's only for a couple of week's to get you out of your platau.


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