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Old 10-11-2011, 08:04 AM   #6
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Pressing is like pissing. You can do it either standing or sitting. - Wendler

The press is a “better” exercise than the bench press; the range of motion is greater, there is greater work for a larger number of muscles with a concomitant increase in the level of intensity, and one has to exert more energy balancing oneself and the barbell during its execution. - Leistner

Anyone who has been training with bench, ...back supported overhead presses (or machine presses), leg presses and trap bar deads ... should devote serious attention to training his lower back before he tackles standing presses. Such a lifter may have fairly strong shoulders and triceps, and may THINK that he can go out and start doing standing presses with BIG weights. He can’t. His lower back will not be anywhere strong enough and well conditioned for serious work on the standing press. - Kubik
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