Military press - any benefits from doing these standing up versus seated?

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  1. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    thanks in advance for advice :)
     
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    i don't think so, in fact i prefer to them sitting because my back seems to get jacked trying to balance standing up. unless i'm doing a push press with one foot in front of hte other.

    if you do seated military press just make sure you don't slide out and that you keep your butt firmly planted against the back of the seat so you're not cheating. but i'd recommend seated.
     
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    More use of stabalization muscles?
     
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    its much better for overall body strength to stand up. most real world applications will have you standing.
     
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    Standing is easier because you can cheat a little - leaning back a little, using a little leg drive etc.

    Seated relies on raw shoulder power more, and allows better form if you can't resist cheating.

    Standing also involves more stabilisers, such as your lower back muscles.
     
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    Standing is not easier.
     
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    I cant do as nearly much standing as sitting
     
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    Standing is much harder, I can do 90DB's sitting for about 5 good reps but only about 65-70 standing
     
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    Seated will let you do more weight, standing will improve core stability and overall strength whether you do them strict or turn it into a push press.
     
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    can't cheat when standing
     
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    Actually you can if you turn it into a push-press motion by using your legs. Which most people tend to do once they start coming close to failure.

    Although I dont really consider that "cheating" since I do push presses more often since I can throw more weight up and it has a better carryover to power shit.
     
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    hm.

    i can strict military press more than i can seated. guess it's just me
     
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    Where is your feet location for standing military non-pushpress?
     
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    standing is alot harder for me, plus i can feel it more in my back also. i enjoy standing more than sitting.
     
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    Standing is much harder for me............
     
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    I stand by my statement.. standing is DEFINATELY easier for me.. probably because of the cheat factor. Standing lets you move the most weight (hence why I said "easier") but if you were using 100% strict form, seated would be best.
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    to clarify my question: I'm doing regular presses not using my legs in a push press. It's the exact same exercise except one is standing.

     
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    Okay then.. well in that case seated will let you move more weight :)
     
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    When standing, are you all using the bb or dbs?
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    BB standing and seated!
     
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    using a semi split stance will take some pressure off your lower back
     
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    i've seen alot of guys doing seated where they arch their back against the back of the seat and it ends up more like an incline press than a military press. you cant get away with that sloppy shit if you're standing.

    or you can do them seated on a flat bench without resting your back against anything to rule out the pushpress leg cheating.

    standing > seated
     
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