>builds you big delts, triceps and upper chest

>builds you big delts, triceps and upper chest
>is so challenging to progress on that lazy dyels give up or cope by changing to a more "optimal" exercise
>a more impressive feat of strength than a big bench
Why aren't you pressing again?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Why aren't you pressing again?
    are you new here? This board pretty much worships “the press™“

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I am pressing anon. I’m at 65lb 3x5 because I am DYEL. Attempting 70lb tomorrow

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The other day I was peer-pressured into trying the 95lb log bar with 20 or 30 lbs of wait on it. I got 5 reps on the first try.

      You should do it with both arms.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I’m weak anon

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Proud of you, bro.
          Keep progressing.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Attempting 70lb tomorrow

      it's eerie

      i can vividly remember struggling to press my gym's 70lbs fixed athletic barbell and thinking "this fucking thing will never go up" as if it literally happened yesterday, and now i'm pressing 185 for reps

      still no gf though (they say you need to hit 2pl8 first)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nice anon. How long did it take you?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >How long did it take you?

          i don't want to answer this question

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I’m

          I remember I worked very hard to get to 1pl8 and cried tears of joy the first time I put it up for one. 6 months later, this weekend, I did it for 5x5. Keep at it bro, it will come more quickly than you’ll realize. You’re gonna make it.

          I started my first gym membership in September and my first max was 115. I hit 135 middle of October. Full disclosure I had been doing 10x10 dumbbell pressing at home from May to September, got up to 35s I think. But when I started in the gym I focused every Saturday on pressing, and worked to improve my 1 rep max every time for the first couple months. My sets would go like this
          60% 1x8
          70% 1x5
          80% 1x3
          90% 1x3
          95% 1x1
          1rm 1x1
          105% attempt for a new max
          Then I would do a 5x5 at 90% of my 1rm.
          That would be my entire Saturday workout for the first few months. Wednesdays I would do 8x8s of OHP at about 60-65% of my 1rm from the weekend.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Smaller jumps for OHP. Do you have plates smaller than 5lbs?

        yeah I do, will try 180 for next cycle. Got cocky, decided I could go up 10 pounds

        dumbels better for bench press? im doing 3x4 - 85pounds with dumbels

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >still no gf though (they say you need to hit 2pl8 first)
        tfw 2pl8 ohp
        no gf

        think it maybe happens at 3pl8

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I don't even press and not only do I have a gf. I also have a married woman 12 years older than me who is literally stalking me because she wants my D.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Nice larp

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I had a gf when during my journey from 70lbs to 1pl8. No longer have a gf at 185 lbs. surely she just didn't give me enough attention because she knew I wasn't at a 2pl8 The Press yet.

        Once I get there I'll get a better gf

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I remember I worked very hard to get to 1pl8 and cried tears of joy the first time I put it up for one. 6 months later, this weekend, I did it for 5x5. Keep at it bro, it will come more quickly than you’ll realize. You’re gonna make it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You got it king!

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is no longer a thread about why you don't press and now a thread about why you press. I press because I want bigger traps

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I press so I can lift any bitch up with ease into the dirty dancing move

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I press because I want bigger traps
      That’s like saying you squat because you want bigger lats

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What's if he's Behind The Neck pressing?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          then you’re retarded

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Squat doesn't build your lats, but OHP builds your traps retard

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Start doing them correctly.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Do you not shrug your shoulders at the end of the press?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              No.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You're not pressing correctly

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              How do you do that?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I press because it's fun and I like it more than bench press.
    Oh, and eventually I want to try strongman.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Its one of the only exercises where "mind to muscle connection" isnt a meme
    The delts are the primary mover but I can choose to force the energy through my fucking ass cheeks if I wanted to. Lats, triceps, traps all the same. Easily the best compound movement

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I hate how easy it to pinch the nerves in the elbow with it.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have chest and triceps, back and biceps and leg and shoulders day. Which one do I put OHP in?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Chest and triceps

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Chest and triceps

      I would say leg/shoulder day, that's the prime mover.

      My strict press went up considerably when I stopped doing it after bench pressing.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My traps are getting too big so I stopped doing ohp

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >a more impressive feat of strength than a big bench
    Not remotely.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >a more impressive feat of strength than a big bench
      Not remotely

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What the fuck am I looking at?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          peak performance

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It’s an AI generated image

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        pick fitness form

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      OHP 225+ with good form is more impressive than doing a 405lb BP. I rarely ever see people do a decent OHP.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think a 225 strict press is closer to a 365 bench, but it is probably more impressive to most people since you don’t see it nearly as often. But that’s just because people don’t do heavy shoulder training because they’re retarded

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No one is impressed by a big bench you gymcel.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Truly, overhead pressing is The Great Filter.

    Weak beginners won't do it, or will do it with dumbbells. The beginners who think they are strong won't do it, because they only care about squat/bench/deadlift. "Aesthetics" lifters will ignore it because it isn't easy or a machine. Bloaters won't do it because it doesn't scale as well with bodyweight.

    Only those who really want it, and want it just to have it, are going to have a nice The Press.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Rip says you don't have a quality press until you hit 300+ lbs
      It's gonna be a fucking journey, thats for sure

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Rip doesn't know anything about anything that isn't squat bench or deadlift.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah but he does that retarded layback

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    just failed 185 today. Again. Stuck on 175 for life ig

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Smaller jumps for OHP. Do you have plates smaller than 5lbs?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yeah I do, will try 180 for next cycle. Got cocky, decided I could go up 10 pounds

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    150lb x 3 at 180lb cant get past this though, eat more?

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oh boy you anons are gonna hate me. I use a fucking MACHINE for this

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I am

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      175LBS BTW

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not bad, but why do you look up?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I can't really coordinate the putting your head through the bar shit, so I just look up throughout the ROM to prevent the bar from hitting my head

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You are going to strain your neck and it hurts your lockout. Please learn the proper technique, anon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      nice.
      arms/shoulder movement looks good and your setup is good.
      You could lift more if you focus on stabilising your legs and hips, squeeze glutes and hips locked forward while externally rotating your hips. Similar to the top of a deadlift.

      lots of love,
      Anon

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is that sub 1pl8?
      Wrong board

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No it his 175lbs

        why are you black

        Natural Selection

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      why are you black

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Could I just replace OHP with the Clean And Press? It's just more fun

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Clean and press incorporates the push press, not the press. But I think the push press has a place in overhead training for sure. Do both

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Lenochka is the worst

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The clean is pretty useless at the weight you should be pressing.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    did 105 for 6 earlier
    170 BW

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >average bodyweight Press™er

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For an absolute beginner what is the best way to program for the OHP? I've been following starting strength but I want to prioritise the overhead press.

    My currents stats are

    181cm / 5'11
    96.5kg / 212lbs
    28 years old

    1 rep maxes

    OHP - 45kg
    Bench - 55kg
    Squat - 97.5kg
    Deadlift - 100kg

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How long you've been training ? I'm 100% sure you can easily bench 70KG One rep max
      Keep struggling mate, lift ass and eat heavy.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i'm at 55kg bros, so close to the 1pl8 dream

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Same. I'm 6.1 on top of that. It was over before I ever began

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I can OHP 55kg for 10 reps, based on the 1RM calculator I should be able to max at 73.3kg
      Should I go for 70kg for now to see if I have what it takes?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        maybe pyramid your way up there
        try 60 for 3 first, then 65 for 1 and then 70

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I maxed out at 65kg a few months back but it was kinda on the sloppy side, this pyramid might be worth a shot. thanks

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    my shoulders don't allow me doing it :/

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Who's signing the paychecks, you or your bitch shoulders?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        my mom if I ignore the cracking

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Same, my shit healthcare system won't let me book a session with a doctor either. Shit sucks

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Move out of Ameristan then.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I love OHP so much, I hated them up until I figured out how to do it with proper form, its so satisfying to progress on these since its such relatively low weight to some shit like a squat or deadlift

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I am doing 1pl8 - 10 reps 4 sets. Only downside: i am doing it sitting down. Can't do it while standing. Is it a waste?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      get a stronger core dummy

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why skip the core workout? Youre going to need it for other exercises

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I am doing push-ups for core (2x50 with 10kg vest). Good enough?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You can never do enough pushups, though that's actually quite decent

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Aiming for 2x60. So it's okay doing OHP sitting down? I will eventually do them while standing...

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Should be fine, Arnie did his shoulder presses seated with dumbbells (his signature Arnold press). Maybe if you feel ready you should try standing OHP but with lighter weight than what you'd work with while seated

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah. I don't wanna end up like that one brazilian guy having the barbell snapping his neck.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous
              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                This guy wasn't OHPing, there's no way you can do this pressing strictly with your OHP weight.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                That’s a crosshitter trying to powerjerk something way above his skill level.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >THE PRESS
    its literally the best exercise

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just pressed 65kg for 5. pretty happy

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    0 reason for OHP apart from occasional dumbbell OHP. all it’s doing is putting unnecessary mileage on your shoulders.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      dyel loser

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I bench 350 moron, and I do almost 0 OHP.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          355* im sorry

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >completely replace all bench pressing with OHP
    >shoulders no longer hurt
    >chest no longer taking over physique
    Take the PressPill

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This for me. Any kind of pressing that isn't straight up messes with my shoulder (oldfag). OHP feels great. I do flies for chest.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >shoulders no longer hurt

      Based, vertical pressing never bothers the shoulders.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw stalled at 57.5kg forever

    I just want one plate...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Impossible, thats too low to perma-plateau. Just stop being a gay and deload.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      so put one plate on and lift it

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >makes you bigger
    >challenging to progress
    Pick one, bish. If something is making you bigger it's making you push more weight.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I press because it builds up raw striking power.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oh here they go again justifying over shit press

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    currently at 3x5x50kg, i could probably ohp around 1 plate for one if it wasn't for the fact that i bench before ohp

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    At 5x3 for 1pl8. Maxed out at 1.5pl8 for 1 a few weeks ago. The road to 2pl8 is a long one but I'll get there some day.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you are supposed to press with your elbows facing forward

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You will never be a woman

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        retard

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm currently on 85kg 5x5 paused.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    currently doing OHP, rest pause, 10 kilos 32 reps

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just The Press™'d 185 5x5 today easy, whereas for a few weeks now I've been struggling doing multiple sets of that just due to getting lightheaded over and over.
    Friday I'll be attempting a 5RM at 205, which I've done before, but it's still hard as fuck. Goal is eventually being able to do one solid rep of lmao2plate

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Finally about to hit 1pl8 1rm. Did a 55kg 1rm and nearly squeezed out a second rep. Feels good

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's the classic ego lift

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >a more impressive feat of strength than a big bench
    Lol. Only a salty benchlet could say something so fucking retarded and I say this as someone with a 250 lbs OHP.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I say this as someone with a 250 lbs OHP.
      post body

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          mr roid froggie?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I have no idea who that is supposed to be. I haven't posted on IST seriously since 2019.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i ohp 50 lbs for reps. get on my level.

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I can standing press 80kg from rack, which is basically just over my bodyweight. Is this bad? It feels like not enough.

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