130% BW Military Press

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  1. JimRussel

    JimRussel Purple Belt

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    Lol who the fuck are you?

    I think the vast majority of the posters here, if not all, know the difference between a strict press and a push press.
     
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  2. legkicktko

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    I'm not saying they don't know, It's just that some people equivocate the two movements for the sake of ego boost.

    TS posted a video of him killing it, and now nearly every post since has the forum saying they are over 100% in the category.

    I'm not saying everyone is lying, but I'm suspecting there might be a bit of exaggeration there based on what I've seen in my experience (both in the gym, and with online forums ;)

    What I'm really basing it on is how many people I see in the gym who say the press x amount and it turns out they either don't, or they are counting a push press and embellishing a bit by saying military press. People do this with many movements, the military press being one of the chief ones because it's a difficult build that most people won't stick to long enough to reach TS's level.

    I meant no offense to you or your post :)
     
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  3. BOWHUNTER

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    Nice pressing, get at it son. #MAGA
     
  4. Wikinger

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    woah -- just noticed your sig. Nick Cave has been a favorite for a ton of years. just saw him a few weeks ago, and Higgs Boson Blues was 10 minutes of awesome!!
     
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  5. Liquid Smoke

    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    Nice press! To be fair though those Arnold posters on the wall probably count as some sort of PED ;)
     
  6. Halge

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    I think you're the first Sherdogger in four years who didn't think it means I'm Swiss...
     
  7. Oblivian

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    Is it really so hard to believe people are maxing over 100% of their BW when you claim you are doing your BW for 5 reps? Lol - you must think highly of yourself.
     
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  8. corpse

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    to be a nerd, a correct military press is done with the feet together and zero leg drive.
     
  9. Midnighter

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    Nah, I'm pretty sure you're swiss.
     
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  10. deadshot138

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    Watched a Rippetoe video where he says the press is initiated with a hip bounce. That's fucking cheating.
     
  11. nhbfan8080

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    Why do the legs have to be together? Is it to prevent any leg drive at all (even accidental/unconsciously)?
     
  12. deadshot138

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    Feet should be shoulder width and squeeze the flutes for a good base.
     
  13. deadshot138

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    Just overhead pressed 260# but I'm a fat fuck so that's like 75% bw
     
  14. MatterOverMind

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    No, that's just a "strict press" or a "press". A "military press" requires your feet to be together.
     
  15. deadshot138

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    Flutes lmao wtf
     
  16. deadshot138

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    Thats also asinine to do the press that way
     
  17. LatFlare

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    Who the fuck actually does that
     
  18. corpse

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    the TS and everyone who is actually doing a "military press", like the thread title says
     
  19. legkicktko

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    This. I posted about it as well. The modern day military press looks like a push press for ego's sake. The majority of the gym is not military pressing 100%. I military pressed for a while but I've ended up strict pressing. Still no leg drive, but legs wide feels more comfortable
     
  20. DrBdan

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    The majority of people here claiming 100% strict presses are people who have training logs and have posted here for a while. I'm inclined to believe them over some random who claims BWx5 out of the blue.
     

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