Wait, how is this an 'egolift'? Isn't this the main compound movement to build upper body strength?

Wait, how is this an 'egolift'? Isn't this the main compound movement to build upper body strength? Isn't the BP supposed to be more of an 'egolift'?

It's All Fucked Shirt $22.14

Tip Your Landlord Shirt $21.68

It's All Fucked Shirt $22.14

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Oh No, not le heckin' egolifting
    >That isn't Soience approved

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    an ego lift if when you lift more than you can handle because you think you are so great, which isn't really why most people injure themselves. most people injure themselves by ATTEMPTING a weight they shouldn't be lifting yet because they don't know better. it should really be called naevelifting, and people who start lifting should know it's really important to just start real low, and work back up. This is IST so if you injure anything some guy will call you a stupid ego lifter

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No such thing as an ego lift. There's just lifting an unreasonable amount of weight given your recent performance and lifting a reasonable amount of weight to test 1RM based on your current performance.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Egolifts
    >push press to take a photo for Instagram
    >sumo deadlift
    >extreme arch bench or bounce off the belly bench
    >low bar squat

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >low bar squat
      Not an egolift

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      push press is an egolift
      OHP is not

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >t. professional moron

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        that's quite literally what he wrote

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      push press is an egolift
      OHP is not

      >push press is an egolift
      How is push press an egolift when olympic weightlifers train it as an accessory all the time

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Because normies don't do clean and jerk so the only reason to do push press over ohp is muh numbers

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          push press with a controlled negative is a great way to train OHP

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >lowbar squat
      one of these is not like the others, you cheeky c**t

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OHP is a great DYEL filter.
    If I see some newcomer at the gym and see him doing it, doing it right and going hard, I know he will make it. Rest of the dyels just crowd the bench and dumbbells and chest machines.
    People brag about 225 bench and yet can't ohp 1 pl8t even though theoretically ohp should come first for most people when it comes to 1/2/3/4.
    All those poor shoulderlets with disproportionally large chests... Most of them even claim to be lifting for looks but their physique looks comical due to lack of shoulders. KEK

    On other note.Think about it, you are literally raising your hands above your head as if signaling victory, whats more manlier than that. OHP is the ultimate lift, but if all you care about is to impress normies with numbers, then you are right, bench is the egolift.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      OHP is the most practical and most likely used to be used in a IRL scenario lift. You'll never have to bench press something irl meanwhile you might likely have to lift something heavy over your head

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Dangerously based post, I can't do one plate yet and many people told me to remove strict OHP but frick them, it's the most fun lift, I look forward to doing it every day.

      Tips for getting better at it? I think my technique is OK-ish and I'm 5Kgs away from a plate

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Overhead press changed my fricking life. Literally the key to providence. I lift monday wednesday friday and I always do OHP first and then maybe bench and then go into isolations. When I pulled my left rhomboid I couldn’t do OHP for three weeks but still could do lateral raises and my workouts just weren’t the same. After recovering I lowered the weight to focus on form and gradually add more. Goddamnit I fricking love OHP. Overhead press will set you free!

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you are all fricking moronic. an egolift is when someone is lifting way too much weight for them to handle. there is no exercise that is an egolift, just depends on if the person performing the exercise can control the weight without excessive momentum (some is fine if momentum is intended like oly lifting).

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why do you even care what's an "ego lift," what a stupid thing to worry about. Bench definitely builds more overall muscle than the press

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bros I’m running PPL six day a week and I’m supposed to take tomorrow off. Monday is my push day with OHP as main lift. Should I lift tomorrow?

    If dubs, I add 5lbs to 130x6-8

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It’s not an ego lift, more of just a display of strength like the deadlift.
    It’s kind of a pointless exercise because you can just bench press/incline press to get a strong OHP anyway. The OHP is very taxing, your muscles tire out a lot quicker than on bench, and it’s difficult to progress on.

    If your goal is larger delts, lateral raises work them more than a OHP ever could. It’s basically a meme exercise. If you have a strong bench/incline, your other presses are going to be strong. Why waste the effort?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That’s simply not true. Your core and traps are worked bigtime on OHP.. how else do you plan on hitting the serratus

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >core and traps
        No one is lifting heavy enough on the OHP to work there core anywhere near what a squat already does and 10x better.
        Compare a 185-200x5 ohp vs a 315x5 squat for 5 reps, your core on the ohp is hardly being hit at all, heck a 225x5 squat would work your core more than anything you could realistically manage of the ohp. Your spine is simply not being loaded enough to make any significant core gains.

        And as for traps? It’s literally the same principle. You can lift far more weight doing shrugs and you’d get superior gains. 225x15 shrugs vs at best a 200x5 ohp.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Serrated is pretty much only worked by pressing overhead, same with that specific trap engagement of locking out overhead.

          It’s a meme only if you egolift. If you do test pause sets at a weight you can lock out it’s a great lift

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Let me put it this way. The OHP does not carry over very well to the incline bench, but the incline does carry over really well to the OHP.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OHP is my favorite lift and always feels great. Bench press on the other hand, I had one bad lift and got a sore shoulder for 16 months.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Isn't this the main compound movement to build upper body strength? Isn't the BP supposed to be more of an 'egolift'?

    Yes

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *