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2004/02/02 16:56:13 (permalink)
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Whats the equivalent?

We have a seated military press "machine" with the stack weights. I have improvised it somewhat by raising bar and doing standing presses. Now I've done cleans, clean/presses etc.
and most I ever pressed overhead was 205 lbs. I worked up to the whole stack (250) for 5 reps. I know I could not do 250x5
with a barbell
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    majorinsano
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    RE: Whats the equivalent? 2004/02/02 19:13:10 (permalink)
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    The problem with seated press machines is that you don't have to use any stabilising muscles so you will find that you will be able to press more as the machines controls the motion. I personally try to stay away from the machines as i find that they are not as beneficial as free weights
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    RE: Whats the equivalent? 2004/02/02 19:17:59 (permalink)
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    it is hard to transfer poundages over. my seated military on the smith is much stronger than a free weight standing press but i feel the standing movement much more
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    RE: Whats the equivalent? 2004/02/02 22:03:04 (permalink)
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    ...ok when everyone is talking about overhead presses do yall just press it, I was under the impression to pushpress it and use your legs too. Damn Im just confused now.
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    RE: Whats the equivalent? 2004/02/02 22:23:51 (permalink)
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    chaos if im doing standing military press i will do both for my set start strict and then start driving and throwing it up with my legs
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    RE: Whats the equivalent? 2004/02/02 22:31:04 (permalink)
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    chaos overhead pressing is normally with no leg drive. push pressing is using the legs.
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    RE: Whats the equivalent? 2004/02/03 05:46:33 (permalink)
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    yea I knew the difference but and I normally do what Bigmac does. I figure locking it out really is just hitting the tri's more. I figure with no leg movement will probably develope your shoulders more but with a little leg explosion assistance yo uwill develope greater overall strength.

    yes/no???
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    RE: Whats the equivalent? 2004/02/03 09:51:44 (permalink)
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    yeah thats what i reckon
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