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Old 10-11-2011, 08:15 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by abett07 View Post

is the standing overhead press underutilised or is made some what redundant by bencn exercises that hit the front delts hard ?
Definitely not redundant. In fact, quite the opposite. Most modern programming is bench press heavy and lite on overhead pressing and heavy back work. It is not unusual to see someone do 3 bench press variations, but to rely on Smith/hammer overhead presses and lat pull downs for their back work.

Programming wasn't always like this. It's one of the evils that has resulted from the over-focus on chest. The idea of more is better has squashed the common sense need for balance.
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