I barely see anyone pressing overhead 1 plate at my gym. Why is this?

I barely see anyone pressing overhead 1 plate at my gym. Why is this?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is 1 pl8 really that impressive, I do it strict for reps

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Personally, yes since 1 pl8 OHP or higher is always impressive compared to bench press.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Is 1 pl8 really that impressive, I do it strict for reps

        I can bench 335 lbs, ohp 1pl8 for 10 reps but only 1rm like 190. OHP gets hard as FUCK past like 160lb imo

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          So far I can press overhead 155 but I do it in single reps since it takes the wind out of me when I do one. 1pl8 OHP is easy once you do it regularly with that weight.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          OHP gets increasingly hard as the weight moves closer to your own BW, purely because of physics.

          Is 1 pl8 really that impressive, I do it strict for reps

          I have seen enough "strict OHP" that in fact are circus acts to always disregard online OHP numbers. Pic OP posted isn't a strict OHP, it's an olympic press. They banned it from the event precisely because of the amount of fuckery people started doing.
          A legit 1pl OHP is much more impressive than e.g a 2pl bench.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >A legit 1pl OHP is much more impressive than e.g a 2pl bench.

            Thats surprising because I got my 1 plate OHP a good couple of months before my 2 plate bench

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If that isn't a strict OHP then there is no such thing as a strict OHP, it's almost impossible to not lean back even a tiny bit to clear your head with the bar

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah but you should move your head forward again when the bar clears your head

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If you can OHP rep relatively close to your bodyweight, you’re very strong compared to 99.99% of the world, but those .01% are *really* strong. Lifting 2pl8 OHP is fucking insane. That’s lifting 225 pounds over your head. More impressive than the other big lifts by far.

            I can never seem to OHP more than 20 pounds over my bodyweight, is it a physics thing?
            When I was 155 lbs I was stuck at 175 OHP
            I'm 185 lbs now and at 205 OHP and I don't know how much higher I can go since 205 was a real grinder

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, it isn't impressive. You can get up to one plate for reps is like 6 months. 1.5 plate is when it gets respectable. 2 plates is impressive. over 2 plates is god tier. 3 plates is literally insane unless you are super fat

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is one of the rare cases where the IST paradox is actually true: 1 plate OHP is quite unimpressive, yet only a small percentage of the population can actually do it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Is 1 pl8 really that impressive,
      No

      https://i.imgur.com/LfU7DEL.jpg

      I barely see anyone pressing overhead 1 plate at my gym. Why is this?

      It isn't a competitive lift and as such it isn't in gym culture

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is 1 plate seriously that impressive though? I am being serious. I have been lifting 3 months and I'm already at 1 plate for 5x5.

      I feel like squatting over 3 plates is much more impressive.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Damn, serious? If that is true, my 90lb seated military press will stall? Im on the second week of SS, 170lb 19 year old.
    90lb ohp, 140lb bench, 205lb squat, 210lb deadlift.
    I thought with linear progression I would have a 135lb ohp in like, 2 months?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Adjust your volume to 10x3 and do weighted dips. I never got to 1pl8 when I ran SL. Highest was 115. Doing 10x3 will break through plateaus.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks for the reply. I'll do that if I stall, which means leaving SS for another program. I really don't want to go to triples or heavy singles, as I also want to get BIG like in pic, and I hear its volume for that. But I also first want the neural nerve strength thing Rip describes in the SS and PPST books.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's hard. I'm only up to 110 right now.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OHP make me feel big and strong

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They don’t want it bad enough. Been lifting 3 months after a year and a half off and I’m doing at least 6 reps of 1pl8.
    t. skinny dyel gaining mass back quicker than expected

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I saw a guy ohp 185 at my ymca today. Saw a different guy bench 435 a few days ago. Idk why most of IST reports having weak asses at their gyms

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not really much a reason to do standing ohp anymore when you have flat and incline bench, then plenty dumbbells and machines exercises that hit shoulders better.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    is OHP strength even that practical outside of a weight lifting setting? Like what situations is that strength useful, honest question

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      stocking shelves. construction. mostly manual labor jobs. you don't need a 2pl8 press to get the next bag of coffee down from the office's supply closet

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        true, I'm not saying its a useless lift, its just not something normies really care about I guess

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          nope. normies dont care about the ohp. bench and deadlift seem to be king

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lifting your enemies overhead and throwing them down buildings
      In all honesty, at the end of the day the most "functional" strength you can acquire is ironically biceps and grip strength which will tire first when you move medium weights around

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        do dumbbells for compound lifts kind of hit those muscles just out of the nature of moving around?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Looking at gym lifts, hammer curls are probably your best bet
          If you want functional strength for carrying stuff around, look into Strongman training. Moving obscure objects will give you better preparation than just doing the big 3 or 4 lifts with a nice and practical barbell

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You need ~185lb OHP to Bane-snap lanklets over your knee.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tipping something over that's tall enough you gotta use your shoulders.

      Being honest though most gym strength isn't very useful outside

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Special Forces recommend OHP over 145lbs. It helps with activities like carrying 100lbs of equipment around at all times.
      Why would you want to be weaker than SOFs?
      If you collapse under the weight of your bugout bag or can't even get it up, you are ngmi.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's very fun to literally hold your gf over your head. Plus, if you're halfway attractive yourself she probably won't weigh >135lbs anyway

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what website do you think you are on

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a DYEL that's been lifting for under 2 months and I can OHP more than a plate, do people just not train shoulders at all?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      can you OHP 1pl8 for 5 reps? anyone can 1 rep max 1pl8 with the ugliest form ever, but repping it with correct form is a completely different beast

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I hit 1pl8 OHP after 3 months of training, and i'll rep it soon, it was easy af, powershitting bros keep winning

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          60kg 1rm is equivalent of like 45kg 6 reps. If we take your belt off then we're at like 42.5kg. See you next year when you finally achieved 60kg x 5 while being 350lbs

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >equivalent of like 45kg 6 reps

            i can throw that weight in the air and clap lol

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              i also did 5x5 on the incline bench before attempting it 45kg for 5 reps was my warmup lol

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You also look like a big guy.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            1/2/3/4 bro, that may have played a role but i think what got me so quickly to it is incline bench, heavy lateral raises and heavy triceps work, and also i think most newbies like me dont know how to hold the bar properly to generate as much power as possible

            you look like a chud lmao

            maybe I am

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you look like a chud lmao

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Wait, is a belt actually of any used for an OHP?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yeah, i can brace into it and avoid looking like a crossfitter

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Good form. Why the belt?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            so i can stay stiffy

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't wanna look you that's why I'll be avoiding meme compound exercises and focus only on isolation.
          The biggest guys in my gym never touched a barbell outside of bench press maybe.
          Feels like powershitters are psyoping this board.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Doing compounds in the 8-12 range is optimal for hypertrophy. Also using the weight as a tool vs obsessing over it is the way.
            Just do a dumbbell variation.

            No exercise is a meme, it's all in how you do it, and for what purpose.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          whys the bar so tiny

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It isn't an easy lift. Naturally you'll be a lot weaker on that then bench, dl or squat. Even doing 225 OHP means you are pretty strong at it.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because real men press at least 1.5
    times bw that is

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if it goes past 2 plates it gets really freaky

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How the fuck is 1pl8 OHP not impressive? How in the fuck? My dl is 180kg and my squat is 140kg, yet my OHP has been stuck for more than a year at 40 kg.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Mfw 3 months in the gym and I OHP 60 5x5, bench 100kg 5x5 but squat 100kg for 1 and diddly 120kg for 1

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been lifting for 45 minutes and I can press 1pl8 for 10 reps, lol people think that is impressive?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      natty good genes

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you can OHP rep relatively close to your bodyweight, you’re very strong compared to 99.99% of the world, but those .01% are *really* strong. Lifting 2pl8 OHP is fucking insane. That’s lifting 225 pounds over your head. More impressive than the other big lifts by far.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >If you can OHP rep relatively close to your bodyweight
      What if your bodyweight is like 30% fat?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Much more impressive (imo).
        Body weight to lift weight ratios favor lighter lifters, so if you can be fat and still have good numbers when dividing by body weight you are a strong motherfucker.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Still crazy impressive. If a 300 lb dude had a 300 OHP that would be fucking crazy, even if he was otherwise disgusting.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          its usually manlets with t-rex arms that do that

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its a good way to hurt yourself probably

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