Lower back pressure on military press
- 07-27-2009, 08:45 PM
- 07-27-2009, 09:22 PM
Weak core and or you are bending back too much. I do my standing strict militaries where i finish over my head, not out in front. My best is 230x5, which i am sure is better than most, but not as good as some, and i have never even had a tiny bit of back pain and i don't wear a belt. Try doing them where when you clear your head you start to finish over it. It will make you much stable.
- 07-27-2009, 11:49 PM
I might just switch to overhead presses
07-28-2009, 02:32 AM
military press works the medial deltoid. there are many other exercises that work the medial deltoid that do not involve heavy pressure on the lower back. one thing to try. not sure if you do them seated or standing but try them seated with your lower back firmly against the back rest. if this done correctly it should bother your lower back. BUT if it still does. do dumbbell side raises, cable side raises, upright row. the list goes on and on that can let yourself avoid military press and the exercises that work the middle delt.
07-28-2009, 02:56 AM
07-28-2009, 06:07 AM
Weak core is almost certainly the culprit, or, like stated, your bending your back too much to acheive more weight. i would personally never replace MP with anything either, just fix the problem. It is a staple exersise imo. Preferrably standing as well.
07-28-2009, 07:20 AM
07-28-2009, 10:39 AM
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