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Question about military press

Discussion in 'Weight Training/Bulking' started by brownguy, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. brownguy

    brownguy Well-Known Member

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    When doing military presses (barbell or dumbbells) should you have any back support? Is it okay to do them without sitting on a bench that goes up 90 degrees? Does it matter?
     
  2. SCHTEEVIE

    SCHTEEVIE Well-Known Member

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    I do military press standing in the squat rack.

    I found as I got heavy, sitting was putting the wrong kind of pressure on my lower back (with or without support)...

    since I started doing it standing, it has been better. :tu:
    (I think standing is the "real way" to do military press anyway.)
     
  3. opela77

    opela77 Well-Known Member

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    bump on standing military press...

    If you have lower back problems then stick with the support but I find that standing not only hits the shoulders but hits the core as well.
     
  4. brownguy

    brownguy Well-Known Member

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    That's a good idea. :tu: I'll do them standing up from now on. The only problem will be when I have to load 45s on each side...the ceiling will be too low.

    But I don't think I'll be complaining when I finally get there. :db:
     
  5. NME

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    Bingo. :tu:
     
  6. Banditfist

    Banditfist Well-Known Member

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    Free standing and sitting with back support both give me different feelings. I love free standing. Just have to be sure that you are not arching your back too much. Keep good form.
     
  7. map200uk

    map200uk Well-Known Member

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    good point...
    i was about to say this

    when people stand in general, form is harder to keep, as its well natural to arch your back a bit, but when your using heavy weights it's easy to arch it a bit too much

    Mark
     

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