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Old 10-20-2011, 12:51 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by abett07 View Post
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

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