Any tips for the Overhead press /fit/ ? I keep stalling around 65-70 lbs. Also OHP general
Make sure you tense everything. Clench glutes and Abs and use glute drive to help you at the top portion of the lift. I didn't do this for the first few months I OHPed and I didn't get much stronger in it as a result. I also find that I need longer breaks with OHP than with similar pressing excercises.
OHP is a hard lift and one that progresses extremely slow. Just make sure you eat enough, have proper form, and keep grinding. It makes the slightest increase feel great. When I finally hit 115 It felt like when I hit 225 for squats. When I hit 135- the first of the /fit/ standards that I hit- and I felt on top of the world.
keep at it OP.
70 pounds on each side is pretty impressive op. I can only do 1 plate.
how long have you been doing them?
I've been going to the gym for around 5months now and can get 110lbs/50kgs up with overhead press, i use a little momentum from my knees to help the initial push,from there its just getting your arms straight up.
I could probably go for 132lbs/60kg/1pl8 if i didn't have to lift the bar from below waist height, curl it up to my shoulders and then push.
U need to learn the proper technique of The Press.
Think of a bow.
When you pull the bow, the tops and bottom get pulled down because the string is attached to that part.
When you release the bow, the top and bottom snap up / down because the tension has been released.
So when you thrust forward, your lowering the top of your bow and creating tension (shoulders/ arms), and when you bring it back, you are releasing that tension when you snap your hips back, and you use that to power the lift.
That's how you're supposed to do The Press.
No, please don't add that to the sticky.
It's terribly written because I don't know the terminology, I only understand the concept. I'm sure someone can explain it much better with the proper terms.
I guess for laymen's terms, it works fine enough though.
>think of your body as a bow, shoulders being the top of the bow and legs being the bottom
>the bow string is the invisible line between the shoulders and your legs
>when you thrust, think of the bow being drawn
>when the bow is drawn, the top and bottom bend down because the tension of pulling the bow string pulls the top of the bow down (your shoulders) and the bottom of the bow up (your legs)
>when the bow is released, the bottom and top of the bow snap back into place with increased force
>so you "snap" your hips back (but not that fast obviously), using that force to snap the top of your bow (shoulders) up
Just look at pic related and you can see what I mean.
It's the reverse part of the thrust that helps your lift (aka the releasing of the bow). So I guess it depends on what you're doing.
that's just a standing incline bench press kek
That's the old Olympic Press (and one of the main reasons it was removed from the olympics).
The Press is supposed to look like pic related.
Like most people have said, OHP is a rough lift to progress in. Doing it more often helps. Dropping the weight and doing more reps for a couple weeks helps. Adding in supplemental lifts for the next few months also helps.
Depends on what road you want to go down.
Also, just for comparison, what is the weight for your other lifts? Are you putting up comparatively the same amount of weight for your other main lifts?
I mean he wasn't too far off. His shoulders look pretty beastly.
Yes there is. The moment he uses leg drive to push the bar up it is no longer a OHP. While push presses carry over to OHP strength to a degree, doing one exercise and calling it another is just plain retarded.
The (original) Press, in which I refered to, utilizes more muscles, and therefore, it is better.
The Press also gives you way better core strength, since you cannot bend that far back without snapping, unless you have sufficient core strength.
The old olympic WLs never had problems with the lower back for this reason.
thanks man i will try this
about a month. i am still very weak
ive been doing dips/chin-ups as accessories
ok I will try this, thanks
Auschwitz-mode skelly here. Like you I'm doing a SL/SS routine to build my basic lifts up, and am also struggling with the OHP.
My tip would be to micro-load. If your gym doesn't have 2.5kg/1.25kg plates (or whatever the fuck that is in lb) then buy some. They're cheap and a good way to gradually increase your lifts.
hahaha what the fuck little manlet? Doing the press won't make you grow any taller! try hanging by your neck instead, maybe you will add one centimetre little man
WHEN WILL THEY LEARN
>Workout 3months and get shit tier lift stats
>Have mental illness
>Get on bitch hormones and get implants but still rocking that natty male test
>I grill now
>Shit tier male lifts are now good grill lifts
D E V I L I S H
Since when has being tall been an excuse to lift less? Tall people have more absolute strenght in all static lifts.
Sure maybe you have abit longer hands, but you can pack wayy more muscle at 6,5 than 5,2
Im 152 cm (5'0) and 51 kg (110 lbs) and have been stalling on 27,5 kg (55 lbs) ive been having great gains on every other lift but ohp, what is a realistic goal for me and how do i get there?