I have been doing military press with dumbells a very long time and I was wondering if it could be beneficial to switch to barbell? By barbell their are two types I mean. Either with the 90 degree chair under the smith machine or their is also a seated rack for military press using a barbell which I feel less comfortable doing without a spotter. The only thing that seems like a downside is with dumbells the weight is in line with your sides/head, with a barbell obviously you have to come in front of your head so you don't hit it, making it somewhat like an incline bench motion, but obviously much more incline.
Try standing in a power rack. Set pins at shoulder height and press like seated ones. My old gym had a full bar that had a horseshoe in the middle. I would do seated presses with the hoop to the back. It would allow your hands to stay to the side and not have to lean back to miss your face. I miss that bar!
Use both as there are benefits to each. DB=more range of motion. BB=more weight, more mass.
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DB = stabilizers come into play
BB = restricted range of motion
Learned this from Layne Norton. Since then it's been DB all the way.
ALWAYS incorporate standing military press into your shoulder routine,you will gain unbelievable shoulder size and strength. I love push presses too. Though as was said DB presses have their benefits too.
Incorporating both is a great idea. But sticking to one or the other will eventually lead into adaptation. Go with one method, deload, then go to the next.
5/3/1/ is awesome that's great hear.
IME its best to use 2 "opposite" lifts, like standing military and seated DB or Standing db military and seated military. I get stuck quickly on standing exercsises. May not work for everyone but it works for me
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I usually do both. Variety is my cup of tea.