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shoulder press possibilities?

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2006/07/09 15:08:49 (permalink)

shoulder press possibilities?

i have hit a bit of a problem in my shoulder training (you can read about it my journal, see link below).
Basically, I want a shoulder pressing movement.

I can't do the following:
any form of standing press (ceiling too low/i'm too tall)
seated db press (train alone and dbs now to heavy to get into postion by myself)
seated barbell press (my bench will do 45 degrees which feels like a high incline bench to me, or 90 degrees which feels too upright)

I am thinking about seated barbell press on a flat bench (nothing supporting my back) but I'm abit wary of this on my back, or maybe seated press with the bench at 90 degrees (which also feela bit funny on the back). If not, another shoulder pressing movement that I haven't thought of.

Any suggestions?

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    ajford1
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    RE: shoulder press possibilities? 2006/07/09 18:28:18 (permalink)
    u say u cant do db press because dumbells are too heavy. wot about single arm db press?
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    freak_in_cage
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    RE: shoulder press possibilities? 2006/07/09 19:14:40 (permalink)
    lat raises (crap)

    do u train at home?

    put weights under your bench and set to 45 degrees, add the weights to alter the angle a bit but make sure its sturdy!

    if you have a power cage, you could invest in some dumbell hooks

    (somehow) get hold of a high object- cubbord, chest of draws etc etc and lift both dumbells onto this first (1 at a time) so they are the correct height.

    use a spotter

    you could try standing press with your legs wide apart and a 1/4 squat to them, although be careful and this will likely cause a balance rather than weight challenge
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    nico
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    RE: shoulder press possibilities? 2006/07/10 09:50:28 (permalink)
    cheers both for the answers; i hadn't thought about 1 arm db presses. this might be the answer. for various reasons the others aren't possible/practical
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    RE: shoulder press possibilities? 2006/07/10 12:44:00 (permalink)
    nico,

    i always got my mates to hand me the dumbells for shoulder press, but recently i tried to get them up on my own. i sort of clean/swing them up to position, and i can manage it ok now. feels awkward (and slightly dangerous), but after a few goes its ok.

    give it a go (if you fall over and kill yourself, dont blame me!)
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    RE: shoulder press possibilities? 2006/07/10 13:49:01 (permalink)
    cheers chris, this is what i do/did, but the weights were getting too heavy to do this. It was almost a max effort to do a sort of seated clean and this caused me to fail on the presses too soon.
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    RE: shoulder press possibilities? 2006/07/10 19:21:39 (permalink)
    im at the point where i cant swing them up without fear of injury so i stick to barbell presses - seated or standing , my shed is a littlelow too so i do seated (no back rest) and it seems fine, heaven forbid i might try and force another vid on you poor fellas......

    so here it is !!!


    seated military press 58kg 10 reps
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    Alfermail
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    RE: shoulder press possibilities? 2006/07/10 19:56:31 (permalink)
    jwb - Love the Power-Rack! I only realised towards the end of the video that you've made your own with some industrial scaffolding...fantastic. What do you rest the bar on though. I couldn't tell from the vid?

    Respect is due!

    Nothing is worth more than this day...
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    JohnOvManchester
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    RE: shoulder press possibilities? 2006/07/10 20:50:20 (permalink)
    go on daddy LOL
    oh dear

    very cute mate
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