Seated military press weight?

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  1. HighwayReaper

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    General consensus. what is considdered " heavy weight" of seated front military press?
     
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    315 IMO

    though I don't do overhead presses anymore to save my shoulders
     
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    The overhead press has always been a weak point for me. I just recently did 300 seated (I actually have a vid of it somewhere) pretty easily. My best standing overhead (push press) is 315 for a triple.

    I think if your shoulders can stand it, it's a great exercise. I also like doing pin military presses in the squat rack with the pins at different heights.

    Anything over 225 overhead will stand out in a gym, IMO heavy is probably 315 or over.
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    my shoulders pop out, fucking sucks
     
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    Pinch your shoulder blades together throughout the whole range of motion. You should do this for bench too. It's very important and few people do it.
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    they pop out when i raise them over my head without any wieght :wtc:
     
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    Pinch them back and down, the opposite of a shrug.
     
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    I've repped 225 seated and last time I did push presses I missed 275 but I've been laying off the heavy shoulder work for a while because mine are killing me.

    I'd like to get my push press to 315 though.
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    oh shit that works :eek3: :bowdown:
     
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    pop knows a thing or two
     
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    315 is some gangster shit on the seated millitary press, a verry respectable number IMO
     
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    315, no doubt.
     
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    You're not seated 315 natty though.
     
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    Blaxximma.. Bull shit.. before i hurt my back, at 265 i was standing militarry pressing 315 for 12. so, i guess if no one in your gym is doing it naturally. they are weak.. i havent done military in 5 years, and day 1 back i was repping 225
     
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    I am drug free.
     
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    so you saying like when your doing a latpull and the bar is at your chest thats how your back should be during a benchpress?
     
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    I'm repping 95 on barbell right now, but I've just started lifting again like 3 weeks ago

    I used to do 135 as a max a few years back, and got up to 55/60 on dumbbells for reps :hs:
     
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    Highway / CPop:

    Alright, you guys have prob. been lifting a long time, and are naturally strong dudes. On the average though, there are very few natural lifters who could pop 315 overhead. Esp. seated.

    Not hating. And no, I probably haven't been in enough hardcore gyms to make a general claim like that, but nonetheless - most dudes would never touch that weight.
     
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    I was under the impression seated military was easier than standing. I'd almost go so far as to say anyone COULD do it with enough (proper) training and a good (read: excessive) diet.
     
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    someone always has to bring this stupid comment up. Never in your little bitty mind could you lift this weight, even if u were jacked up on 10iu's of GH and 2g of test.
     
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    Well, I don't like that description because it really depends on how you do the pull downs.

    Pinch the shoulder blades together, and down, and arch like a mother. YOu want your glutes extremely tight, and for me, I wiggle my feet back until it's slightly painful to touch my heels to the ground. Once you get your heels down (your glutes will HAVE to be flexed to do this) pick up your big toe. That will make you drive through your heels.
     
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    Your little tips and tricks are blowing my mind. I need to get advice from elite lifters more often.
     
  24. Grouch

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    i suck at shoulder pressing. I only do like 175 for 8 seated. I've pushed pressed 245 though on my 2nd time doing it.

    now I can side raise like a mofo though.
     
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    :cool: @ the big toe idea
     
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