How does Push Press help your bench?

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  1. TQ

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    I just see people say to do push press to help your bench every once in awhile....I just started doing them (I don't need help with my bench) and love them :cool:

    Is it because it works your shoulders and tri's? :dunno:
     
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    Thats what I figured.

    I love doing it and watching everyone stare at you like :eek3:

    even though I was only doing 155 :o
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    I just started push press last week. Sadly my push press & strict military is almost the exact same. I'm going to try putting my hands closing together tonight!
     
  5. dieslow

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    Push press iirc is the one where you use the explosiveness with your legs while you press?

    On that one, you should really exaggerate the explosion with your legs. The bar is only 4 or 5 inches from lockout by the time that I 'catch' the weight and from there its basically a heavy tricep moderate delt movement.

    I find going slower on standing military presses helps me make sure that I'm using the right muscle groups.

    Another one I would add into the mix would Bradford presses. It hits all sides of your delts, not to mention a little tricep burn.
     
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    that means your pushpress form is shit
     
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    Doing pushpress made my seated military press go up (and both my raw & shirted bench). Don't worry about what muscles are taking the load; you're using more weight. The shoulder and tricep recruitment will just plain make you strong.

    Strict standing press is good too but I don't like it as much. If I want to do it strict I'll just do them seated. That's the flavor of the month, maybe someday I'll see more merit in strict standing. SFW.
     
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    Really?!

    I haven't done Mlitary Press in over a month because I hurt my shoulder diving into a pool (yes it was retarded) but when I was doing them my last set was like 125.

    Today was my second day of Push Press and my last set was 155 and I felt I could do more next week :dunno:
     
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    Actually I take that back, after looking through my log my last set was 145 but I haven't done them in 2 monthes :dunno:
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    yah when doing strict the hardest part for me was the lockout. Push press didnt' change that for me just made the bottom portion easier. I'll find out today if I can fix that.

     
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    at top are you "locking out" with a slight arch in your back?
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    I will try this tonight. I did notice going back gave a ton more power but it's hard to do it and balance.

     
  13. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Push presses are just so much more fun than strict or seated.
     
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    i find them less fun
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Do them in a double denim.
     
  16. Phineas Q Stork

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    i sent it to jeggy. And I refuse to get back into a shirt/suit until I meet some goals.

    Of course, I've said that before and ended up buying double ply stuff :(
     
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    yes
     
  18. TQ

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    :werd:

    It is definately my new favorite lift.
     
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    Im gonna start foing push presses...:cool:
     
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