Today I hit 1pl8 seated OHP and I finally feel as if I am making leaps and bounds in progress. Share you /fit/ related achievements of the week so we can all feel good
I'm really close to DL a 2 pl8...I'm sitting at 200 lbs as of now
Seated Press? Another ego lifter I see, I bet you load up a whole bunch of plates on the leg press too and are proud of your 1/64 rom.
I on the other hand am preparing for a 4 plate deadlift for a triple today @ 148 pounds. Finishing my cut for the summer on 5/3/1 then just doing SS again in the winter to bulk.
It's ok. His 4pl8 deadlift is so impressive. I assume since he is 148lbs he a minimanlet to be lifting that much and weigh so little. Gotta be big somewhere so why not on the 4chins
>implying I don't clean my weight before pressing
195 lbs 88.6 kg today
Seated allows you to lift more weight and therefore hit your shoulders harder. Standing requires more stabilization and hits those muscles throughout your body. "Superior" is subjective.
It's not as impressive when you take the easier way out anon, try it standing....
Do you even want to press hot grills above your head?
Quite a few differences. Mainly is huge amount of stabilizer muscles that are being neglected while doing seated. Seated also allows for more weight to be moved just because of the advantages of being seated in general while doing the weight.
Obviously if you are lmited to seated (wheelchair confined, etc) contiune to do it. I was mainly just memeing in my post about seated press being that bad. Just don't do it if you can do standing version.
Here's a shitty article i googled just to put a step in the direction I'm talking about http://breakingmuscle.com/strength-conditioning/the-overhead-press-the-actual-difference-between-seated-standing-dumbbell-and-
Seated Press vs standing press is like Barbell squat vs Leg Press almost in the amount of muscles that are being trained/not trained.
>tfw a month or so from doing 2pl8 OHP strict
Right now I can get 205 for 5, so close..yet so far
(Cbf replying to everyone ITT)
How the fuck is seated OHP easier than standing? I did standing and when I switched gyms (because reasons) and had switch to seated (because low ceiling) I immediately went from 60kg x 5 to 52.5kg.
Standing is easier to stabilise because you use your entire body to do so
Seated is practically impossible to stabilise. And to make it worse, cleaning the weight and box squatting carefully on the bench to get into position already fatigues you
Am I being memed here? Are you perhaps talking about seated smith press?
You're not doing anything near the form of seated press that they are.
Most gyms have an actual setup for seated press (or you could just drag an adjustable bench into the rack). So no cleaning, no box squatting and an actual backrest to stabilise with.
Doing a seated press with no backrest and no leg drive is indeed pretty damn hard - its similar to a Z press, which is brutal - but that's not how people do them.
I think the point that they are trying to get across is that a standing OHP is more effective in the way of working stabilizer muscles therefore allowing you to be stronger overall. It may be harder because one weak stabilizer lowers the amount of weight you can do. Strictly speaking about the impact on the shoulders though seated ohp seems to me to be the tougher workout. Especially without a backrest.
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong
No, you're more or less right. Seated without a backrest is harder because you've got less to stabilise yourself with than standing (and in both cases you've got less than seated with a backrest) because you're reliant only on your abs/lower back instead of abs/lower back and legs.
The downside to a 'tougher' individual exercise is it can dilute the workload too much - whatever is weakest will limit you, so going too far down that road results in a very weak overall workout because you've got one weak link operating in an exaggeratedly weak position.
Thanks. I think from years of swimming competitively my shoulders are way past the progression of the rest of my lifts. I am not too mad about it though, Wealthy Piano tells me that having broad shoulders makes your waist appear smaller
205x5 strict press is not beginner weight, unless he happens to be the size of a small rhinoceros.
Course, if he can do 205x5 he's probably close to or actually at 225 for at least one or two reps.
I didn't say I'm doing 2pl8 for 5 reps man
I just said a 2pl8 OHP
I can probably get 1 rep at that weight if I keep progressing slowly like I have last month, but I could hit a stall too, who fucking knows man
I was able to do 3 sets of 5 at 70kg of OHP
For shits and giggled I tried to do 1 rep of 80kg after
tried 85kg and was barely able to do.
Feels good slowly sneaking up onto 100kg
My goal is 100kg OHP then I'm changing for high reps.
After a year of letting my injury heal, I'm able to squat with great form now.
Taking it slowly and hopefully I can keep up the good form.
But my gym has really shitty bars (normal non-oly ones) and people dont return the weights and it's really hard to squat because there is only one bar that can be used for squats. Same with deads as well.
>tfw over 200lbs strict press
feels good, doesn't it?
Yep, even though it took forever to get to that point. I'm focusing a bit more on my push press at the moment, otherwise I would have heaved a couple extra reps. My all-time best on strict press is 3x230, though.
You say as if a 4 plate deadlift is "high" I'm trying not to make excuses for my height so 4 plate is just average. I feel that could easily progress on a bulk on SS.
If you are wondering I also hit the 3 reps for 405 (:
Hello. This pretty girl just talked to everyone at the gym but me. I must have been too short for her to notice.
Haven't done an incline press in nearly three years. If I had to guess then I'd be in the range of 3x275-290. You kinda have me wondering, though. Might have to toss a few reps in tomorrow and see what happens.
>65 kg ohp
>105 kg bench
>140 kg squad
>150 kg diddies
Why are deadlifts so hard. I can pull lmao4pl8 with a fucked up form, but once I try to tighten my lower back I can barely pull 150.
I wish I could give a detailed answer but I can only speak for myself. I feel like it's easy and it's my best lift while my squat is shit in comparison. (320 last one rep max a few months ago)
I have a friend who is 6'4 and is only at a 270 deadlift for work sets, but he is nearly squatting 3 plate for 3x5. So the best I can say is it's not just distance travled cause of height. But also arm length, femur length have a lot to say in how easy the lifts are.
I get 105 for 8 reps right now and everyone turns heads, you'll feel good bro
Benched 225 x6 other day
I avoid ohp because shoulder pain lasts a long time after it.
I can probly seated ohp 115 x8
I can do side extensions wit 30s and hold out though for a while.
Barely dl cuz back pain sucks.
2 years ago I dl about 345 I think.
Now probably 280 would kill me.
Spine problems suck man. I had perfect form, still injured back.
Scared to dl over 185 now.
Hey guys, check out my 4pl8 squat. I'm feeling pretty gr8 about it
I'm 5'8" and my deadlift ROM is 21 inches
Bad form counts. It just means you're so strong off the floor that you can pick up a much heavier weight than some other person can't even budge.
Bad form or not, it's a lift. The bar don't lie.
There are guys who don't budge that weight off the floor, and you respect them because they have perfect form?
They're generally interchangeable. Military just means strict OHP (as opposed to push press or using lots of lean).
Some people think military is OHP with your feet close together but I've never seen a coach write in military press with that intention.
Military press is feet together as you press (without also giving a little push with your legs to add some momentum). It's a harder lift, but it's not much better than your standard OHP.
I ran 3 miles and wasn't winded at all near the end.
High bar? Nice, I am almost there too. Any specific stretching regimine you do? I just do butterflies, calf stretch, and the free form squat stretch.
I'm a couple weeks away from my goal of losing 50lbs.
I deadlifted a personal best of 245lbs 5x5 on Monday. I felt like I could have done even more.
I am within striking distance of 1pl8 OHP.
In the pocket was just a term I picked up from prison lol I thought it was normal slang.
But meaning goin all the way down. Or in. We didn't have those squat safety bars so alot of people were scared to drop too far down on the squats.
Just make sure you get in that pocket lol
1m81, 80 kg bw
Started oly lifting in September
110 clean and jerk
160 high bar oly squat
140 front squat
Back when I was into Powerlifting :
175 disgusting good morning low bar squat
230 disgusting rounded back sumo didlit
135 pause bench
Objectives for july : 180 squat 125 c&j 100 snatch
Feeling pretty good right now. Managed to bench 230x4 yesterday, and today I'm aiming to squat 295x5.
Goal is to reach 315x5 on squat in about a month and that much on bench in a year. Also trying to reach 4pl8 deads, currently at 335x5
Faggot I squat as much as you after just 6 months of weight training and don't brag like I know stuff nor trip on a Somalian masterfapping forum
And I'm just 165 bw. Come back when you squat 2 plates