Is OHP actually bad for your back?

Is OHP actually bad for your back?

I really like doing it and I can't find any other exercise the works the shoulders and the upper chest area as nicely.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah I had shit form with OHP and would arch my back to pump out those last few reps. I substituted it with seated db shoulder press and it’s just as good.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >hurrr I did a movement with shitty form, that must mean the movement is bad
      What the fuck is up with this board? Is there no-one here that actually lifts?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Is this your first day on IST?
        Most people here are paranoid glassbacks.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          OHP used to be considered king here. I get not doing diddlies from fear of back injury but OHP??? Just don't ego lift

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, newfags always think deadlift is going to wreck their back and then OHP comes along and fucks them in the ass.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No

    Just maintain good form watch your back arching, don't be stupid and you'll be fine.

    Top tip is to squeeze your gluten and not your lower back

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fatiguing for the back =/= bad or damaging for the back. stop being scared of specific movements for no reason. unless it directly hurts you there is nothing to be worried about. even if it does directly hurt you there is still usually nothing to worry about.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >even if it does directly hurt you there is still usually nothing to worry about.
      Lmfao

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >there is nothing to be worried abo- ACK!

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OHP will only hurt you if you ego lift

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How is it so difficult for you gays to avoid arching your back to the point it breaks?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because everyone here is an ego lifter who doesn't give a shit about actually getting fit, they just want to brag about their numbers.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They fell for the behind-the-neck-is-dangerous meme, and now they do standing incline bench because they're dumb gays.
      Do it behind the neck, with proper form, and you'll find that it's way better.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I WILL NOT overhead press
    I WILL NOT deadlift
    I WILL NOT leg press

    I WILL bench, squat and row my way to heaven

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I WILL bench, squat and row my way to heaven

      Please, don't. Bench is bad for your rotator cuff, rowing fucks up your lower back and squats are killing your knees. DO NOTHING.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Just don't ego lif- ACK!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You have to be a real spacker to actually end up fucking your back from fucking OHP of all things

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i swear some of you are retarded

    motherfuckers will squat 300kg+, deadlift 400kg+, and think their ohp no matter how heavy will somehow 'damage their back'(?)

    internal disc pressure from heavy squats and DLs borders 800kg, which is close to the limit of what your back can comfortably sustain without injury, I have never seen or heard of someone squatting <300kg and getting hurt, ever, it only ever occurs for powerlifters whose interdisc pressure exceeds a ton or more, a 'heavy' ohp of 2pl8 pales in comparison to even a modest squat or deadlift

    not to mention you have way more muscles supporting the weight of the bar in ohp than you have in a squat, where the bar rests directly over your back and pressures downwards. What the fuck are you retards smoking?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I have never seen or heard of someone squatting <300kg and getting hurt, ever, it only ever occurs for powerlifters
      lmao buddy

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        except for shit form, egolifters, etc

        never seen or heard of it, your back is physically capable of handling this weight. Powerlifter grounds is where you reach places your body was never designed to handle and wear and tear of the spine starts to occur

        either way you'll agree that the heaviest OHP is less than half of even a mediocre squat. How will this OHP damage your back if the squat wont? Again bear in mind that an ohp has your delts, forearms, triceps and upper chest supporting and balancing the bar (hence reducing immediate pressure on your spine), whereas squatting rests the weight directly over your spine and there's very little wiggle room for the bone beneath

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you're doing it wrong and trying to lift too heavy then there is a risk, I feel myself throwing my back into it sometimes when I'm fatigued. I've never hurt my back though.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you brace your core and squeeze your glutes you wont get hurt.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can squeeze your glutes for you for the first couple of times so you can get used to it if you need?

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You have a weak back because you're too scared to use it.
    "Neutral back" is a range. It's okay to arch a bit during OHP, Squat, or DL as long as it's within your ability.

    https://robertsontrainingsystems.com/blog/the-myth-of-neutral-spine/

  13. 2 weeks ago
    4PWM0X

    Zoomers are afraid of the Press. All of them I know don’t do it. Impudent cattle, at least they are aware their filth cannot reach God

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be me
    >do everything in the 8-12 range
    >rarely have injuries and when I do they are minor and heal in 2 days

    Just don't be a powershitter.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It makes me so fucking mad that I've been stuck at 165 forever. I can do 3 reps of 170 but the 4th rep just never happens.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not at all. I've actually found maximal effort sets often improve my back health since it directly counteracts sitting-at-desk stresses.

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