Originally Posted by abett07
while workoing out at the gym today performing the standing overhead press I just realised that I have never seen anyone else perform this exercise .Just about everyone uses dumbells to perform a seated press.
is the standing overhead press underutilised or is made some what redundant by bencn exercises that hit the front delts hard ?
It is not redundant. Quite a few in my gym use this lift, although I see only a select handful ever attempting this with 135 lbs (1pps) or more (although I am pretty sure they could if they wanted to, given their bench max is well over 300lbs).
The reason why more people dont attempt this is simple - they are just too lazy to stand up and lift when they could be lying on a bench for a bench press or moving lower weights, seated, with DBs. Not to mention, as Fazc said, using a high incline lets them use heavier weights and makes them "feel" stronger