What's the difference between a push press and an overhead press

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  1. Genocide

    Genocide Why does my W look like a peace sign?!

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    This shit is confusing :confused:
     
  2. PreemO

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    leg drive is involved in push press.
     
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    Yup what he said. Overhead is the same thing as shoulder press I think
     
  4. Genocide

    Genocide Why does my W look like a peace sign?!

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    No dude, I was checking google and shit and it looks EXACTLY like a push press. I've been doing the wrong thing all this time :rofl:
     
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    Genocide Why does my W look like a peace sign?!

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    So it's basically like a clean and press without the clean?
     
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    Depends on how you do your clean and press but yes most do a push press. Technically there should be very little shoulder engagement in your push press most of the drive up comes from the legs as PreemO said.

    When you're doing OH presses there should be no leg drive and all shoulders/tris.
     
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    Overhead press is any pressing which ends with the bar overhead. Shoulder pressing is also a broad general name.

    Military press is the "strict" standing one with no leg drive.

    Push press is the one where there is leg drive involved. It is not cheating, and as Chris said it can actually help with the strict press
     
  8. M.A. Malone Esq.

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    I'm no expert (by any means!) with OLs, but...um what?
     
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    theres not in OL, shoulders are mostly just a stabilizer. You cannot press the weight on competition you drop under it and stabilize it with the shoulders while you come to an upright standing position again
     
  10. M.A. Malone Esq.

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    are you talking about a power jerk?
     
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    depending on the movement, leg drive uses little shoulders for the actual pressing, just as a stabilizer
     
  12. M.A. Malone Esq.

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    I'm sorry, but can someone chime in on this as well?

    I have never been formally trained in the push press nor do I use the movement often, but never have I heard that it requires little shoulder engagement. The jerk, yes.... push press, no
     
  13. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    you have the jerk and push press mixed up
     
  14. M.A. Malone Esq.

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    how so?
     
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    Seems like the push press has alot more shoulder engagement than the jerk
     
  16. M.A. Malone Esq.

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  17. Ceaze

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    my bad i misread what you typed
     
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    A push press is an explosive movement that engages the legs and back as well as the shoulders.
     
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