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    seated overhead press


    at the moment for my shoulder day i am concentrating on increasing my seated overhead press (i prefer seated to standing as i feel standing will cause a reoccurrence of a lower back problem which i am just about recovered from). But instead of having the bench at 90 degrees when pressing, i have it at a slight incline!! This helps me to lift a far heavier weight and also i feel there is less chance of back injury!!
    Any feedback on this would be greatly appreciated!!!!

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    sounds like its allowing you to use your chest if its inclined...why not keep it 90 degrees and drop the weight...?
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    if your lower back is messed up, do some supermans and alot of ab/core work. i would rehabilate my back first.

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    drop the weight indeed if your back is hurting. 3 sets 10-20 reps until you feel you can go heavy again
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    Quote Originally Posted by monsterbox View Post
    sounds like its allowing you to use your chest if its inclined...why not keep it 90 degrees and drop the weight...?
    ya i think i should, im already doin heavy sets on incline bench on chest day!!

    Any preferences for overhead pressing with a barbell or dumbells??
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    Quote Originally Posted by meatNcreatine View Post
    if your lower back is messed up, do some supermans and alot of ab/core work
    should this be done just once a week like other muscle groups or can it be done every day??
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    I have done a lot of standing and seated overhead work. Now I almost exclusively do standing work. As far as the low back, as long as you don't bend backwards I don't think you'll have a problem; keep your form very strict. Someone asked me recently how to overhead press without the back bend, and the answer is simple; just don't allow yourself to. Reduce the weight if necessary.

    Still, each has their benefits. Sounds like what you're doing is a very steep incline.

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