OH shoulder press foot positioning?
- 02-07-2013, 02:54 PM
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I have a slightly staggered stance.M.Ed. Ex Phys
- 02-07-2013, 03:52 PM
- 5'7" 202 lbs.
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02-07-2013, 03:56 PM
Thanks guys. I am going to try staggered tomorrow because I've only used shoulder width. I have wide shoulders so find myself getting stuck when I bring the BB down to my collar bone without using my legs to push back up.
02-07-2013, 04:55 PM
I go slightly wider than shoulder width & focus on flexing abs & glutes to set up.
02-07-2013, 07:52 PM
google "Bill Starr The Quest for a Stronger Overhead Press" for ideas on hip and posterior chain to start off the rack position. I use neutral shoulder width but I'm not moving a ton of weight only working 5x5 @ 78% of BW for 155 lbs.
Do you have a leg that is significantly stronger than the other? That might be a good reason to stagger.
02-08-2013, 01:12 PM
I think my right is stronger than my left side but I don't know by how much...I tried a staggered feet position this morning and felt a lot more solid. The position my upper body was in is more comfortable and I could feel the stability more in my lats.
I'm thinking that my shoulders are weaker because how wide they are. And I probably need to up the core work for stability to increase my lift.
02-08-2013, 03:20 PM
Hand position on the bar could also affect stability. Wider grip would seem more stable but causes problems in the joint. T nation also had a article on this in past day or two. If I had a noticeable instability between shoulders I would add accessory lifts to isolate each side like arnold press kettle bells etc. the shoulder is a very complicated system.
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