Originally Posted by abett07
what would be the better exercise for upper body strength the bench press or the overhead press ?
Out of these two, I'd have to say the overhead press. If you included a clean with the press, then I'd definitely choose that. ( In strongman it doesn't matter if you can press it, if you can't clean it first. IMHO the clean usually takes more strength, and definitely more technique and skill, at least for me ).
6'8" 343# 45 years old.
330 farmers 40 feet 12 seconds
545 deadlift double overhand no straps
700 pound tire, 50 feet, 30 seconds
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