Shoulder press with the high seat or the low one?

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  1. Damn it Bobby

    Damn it Bobby .

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    Which would be better? It seems like the high back seat (the reclining one) gives better support, where as the fixed low seat makes you bend your back.
     
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    DJ Cripsen New Member

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    I feel the same way.
     
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    deznutz New Member

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    I can lift more with a higher seat....its because your putting more of your back and chest into the exercise.....with the lower seat, your restricting only your shoulders to push the weight up. Lower the weight and use the lower seat.
     
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    Elfling New Member

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    I occasionally do shoulder press sitting on the floor. It is *impossible* to cheat in this position..just be prepared to get some dumb looks :rofl:
     
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    never thought about doing that :) I'd probably fall over or something stupid
     
  7. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    i like the low seat
     
  8. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    the low seat at my gym has foot bars on it, so I can press up against those and dig myself into the seat. the others do not.

    I like to low back seat
     
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    I love push presses, I just incorporated them into my shoulder workout to switch things up.
     
  10. Mike4831

    Mike4831 “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’l

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    I like a low back.
     
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