160 x4 on overhead press.... I've been training lighter with shorter rest periods as of late but yesterday @ryyno92 inspired me with a badass set of ohp so I realized I gotta keep pushing for improvement.... some may attack me for not always training heavy and that's okay.... these same people are usually the ones using Dumbbells with half ROM and that's also okay...... my point is INTENSITY is what matters most.... weight, rest periods, and volume are simply variables which are manipulated to create maximum intensity FOR WHICH YOU ARE ABLE TO RECOVER FROM... some say no pain no gain😂.... I say no pain no brains, and we all know no brains lead to no gains in the long run #instagood#igfit#igfitness#strengthtraining#overheadpress#mensphysique#physique#physiquecompetitor#aesthetics#aestheticyearround#aestheticsovermass#progressiveoverload
Mobilising the Gleno-humeral joint which is a ball and socket joint between the scapula and humerus will help with control when pressing overhead demonstrated by Richard @theknownorder .
Is scapular stability a myth? (NEW BLOG UP!)
By: Ian Schnarr (CSCS). 💡Facts: there is no 'ideal' shoulder positioning.
Scapular dyskinesis and dynamic scapular control are not 'faulty', and are not a predictor of future injury❌. Knowing this, our 'shoulder health' training must then:
1. Maximize all physical abilities of the shoulder: MOBILITY, STRENGTH, ENDURANCE, and POWER✔️.
2. Maximize all of those abilities at the SHOULDER JOINT, SCAPULA, THORAX, and CONNECTING STRUCTURES✔️.
What should your 'shoulder health' training program look like? Stay tuned this week for videos 🎥and tutorials showing how you should be training for 'shoulder health'🤽♂️.
Why the standing overhead press?
WHY will it HELP your shoulders?
Amongst the most common injuries we see as sport coaches are shoulder injuries. Why are these injuries so prevalent, and what can we do to address and prevent these common injuries?
To understand we'll have to go back to a time when shoulder injuries weren't so typical. Believe it or not "back in the day" shoulder injuries were rare enough that most Athletes weren't aware what a rotator cuff was. What changes have occurred since then, that may have influenced a change in shoulder injury rates so drastically?
The OVERHEAD PRESS... 50 years ago the standing overhead press was the primary weight room exercise for the upper body. However, it widely isn't today as it is often replaced with "new, better, exercises". The press makes the shoulders thoroughly strong, front to back...Unlike the bench press alone. The muscles of the shoulder girdle work together as a group, which is precisely how they are trained in the standing overhead press. By progressively adding weight to the bar we become stronger, and strong shoulders are healthy shoulders. #oldschoollifting#overheadpress#injuryprevention
27 Jun 2017 M96C5T4
This is the second workout I put in today. If it wasn’t for the fact that I was lazy, tired and engrossed in watching Netflix’s G.L.O.W. series I would have finished Bench on Sunday and cruised through this workout. Thanks to a lot of food that I got into my system between the workouts I managed to progress well on both and I’m happy with the outcome. Back Squats are progressing very nicely and I think in a while I will tap 185 which will be huge for me. The volume is stacking up gradually and I am able to work with the same weights I was doing before. The only change I am making now, with regards to my approach, is that I am working on bumping volume before I add weight. I want to be securing lots of reps so that when I make the jump in intensity my PR is a walk in the park. I think in a few weeks I will test out 175 kgs for a single. For someone who is not a squat guy, doesn’t even like squats and is just doing this for the benefit they bring to my deadlift; I’m doing alright.
Unilateral Overhead Press:
20 kgs x 13 reps
25 x 8
30 x 6
32,5 x 2
20 x 11 (+1)
20 x 10 x 2 sets
V = 60 (+1)
30 x 8
35 x 8
40 x 6
45 x 3
20 x 10 x 3
V = 55 (+15)
135 x 3
145 x 3
155 x 4 PR
162,5 x 2 @ 94.2%
125 x 4 x 3
V = 24 (+1)
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26/6/17 - Beltless Low Bar Squat PR - 140kg/308.6lbs x10
This was an AMRAP set I did after doing 4x3. Technique is improving each squat session, and I'm hopeful that my low bar will surpass my high bar some day 😁. TC
Try out this nice little burnout the next time you do shoulders. I hit three sets and couldn't lift my arms after. The concept is time under tension, something I always emphasize. While one arm works, the other "actively rests" in a static hold overhead. The rep scheme is as follows: 5-5, 4-4, 3-3, 2-2, 1-1, and finally 5 reps both arms together. I only used 20's because that's all I could handle. This isn't an exercise to go heavy, but instead to work on overhead mobility, time under tension, and a beautiful way to destroy your shoulders. Enjoy
Build overhead mobility and stability with this movement! .
Activating the serratus anterior and scapula stabilisers through range and at the end of the range of movement to OWN THE OVERHEAD POSITION 🏋
🔑 Start a foots length away from the wall
🔑 Place your forearms against the wall actively pushing into it .
🔑 Slide your arms up the wall in a Y position
🔑 As you reach the end of the range of motion, keep your arms straight and lift the arms off the wall holding the end position for 4 seconds
🔑 Ensure you don't lean into the wall and have intent to keep your ribcage down to isolate shoulder girdle movement ✌
Repeat for 2 sets of 6 during your next warm up or complete 2-3 times per day to develop overhead shoulder mobility and stability 🙌
#TrainerTipTuesday time with @cecelovell! The #overheadpress is a great way to build upper body and shoulder strength, however there are a few common mistakes made when executing this motion. First, this motion is designed to be overhead and aligned with the spine, so you can put your head through the "window" created with your arms. If your motion is limited, it is important to stretch and release the chest muscles along with improve the shoulder range of motion. Another area to focus on is your hip flexors; tightness in this area can cause a pelvic tilt. Lastly, properly train your core. A strong core will help hold your pelvis in a neutral position. #personaltraining#weightlifting#fitness#sdsu#aztecrecreation
Have some OHP for you today. Felt good overall. Wore a glove on my left hand since my torn calluses are still a bit tender. Tomorrow I should be training with my friendcoach so he can see me in person and help correct things. Should be good. •
OHP- 5 x 95, 3 x 110, 5 x 125 lbs*
First Set Last- 8 x 95(x2), 6 x 95 lbs (couldn't to 8 reps)
Deadlift Big But Boring- 5x5 @ 185 lbs
Barbell Row - 5x12 @ 95 lbs
Nothing super crazy or unheard of, but something i am proud of. I have always struggled with standing overhead movements, so for me this was a huge stepping stone.
This was a big PR for me yesterday, 245lbs for a single standing overhead, and it moved relatively easily with a pretty mild dip and drive. Previously my best was 205 and that was a struggle, so im happy with the progress!
Also trying to practice the dip and drive in various ways, its something entirely foreign to me, so any advice is welcome!
For strength or hypertrophy (size) next time you try any seated overhead press movement give a shot at performing it on a flat bench with no back rest/ support.
This will drive you to engage your core soo much more also promoting greater mental connection in the lats to stay upright in the movement.
Even if you're only going partially all the way up to keep tension on the shoulders more often than not people are turning it into an incline press or a full on contorted bench press. At that point how much are you actually stimulating the shoulders specifically over everything else?
This was my overheadpress AMRAP from last thursday. It's so unimpressive. 8 reps with 25kg (55lbs). Overheadpress is so hard!
But: When I started to go to the gym I had to train my overheadpress with 2.5kg (5.5lbs) dumbbells cause I couldn't handle more weight.😦 At least this is 5x more weight🙌 (cause I had a 2.5kg dumbbell in each hand. So 5kg. And now 25kg). And usually I always clean my overheadpress weight to get the bar up to my chest. I never use a squat rack for this! But: The whole gym was empty and nobody wanted to do squats. And it was my "AMRAP-week". So I was lazy.😪
OHP day today. Got a lot of reps in today. 3 warm ups sets, 3 working sets and finished with 4 x 10 @ 45kg.
Needed 5 reps on my last working set for a rep PR but as you'll see in the vid I just didn't have it in me! That's ok though, it wasn't that long ago that 75kg was my 1rm and now I'm reppin out on it! 😃
Assistance work that followed was all heavy lifts and supersets. A good session today considering I wasn't going to go training!