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Old 04-20-2010, 09:13 PM   #11
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I am assuming you are talking of a seated press. While doing it standing (at least for me), the back bends ever so slightly, so the bar can move up easy enough without me having to bother about it touching my face.
Exactly. This is seated. I have no experience with standing presses.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:14 PM   #12
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I usually go to just under the chin while doing seated presses and approximately the same spot when doing strict standing military. As the weights get heavier I do not go as deep but I always go below my nose.

Do whatever you are comfortable with, but touching your chest seems pretty deep to me.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:17 PM   #13
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Standing to the clavicle here, goes smooth for me, even whith shoulder issues.
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I military press after cleaning the weight, so it's a clean and military press, which by default means that it is up to the shoulder. For the record, I have tried keeping it till chin earlier, and that let's you handle heavier weights and is probably easier on the shoulder as well.
sounds like a good way to work it
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I clean the weight to my shoulder then do my presses like Jim Wendler in this video.

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I pretty much always go seated. And stop right eye level, ends up being slightly past 90 degrees
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There was also a video on M&F by Chad Aichs, in which he recommended lowering the bar or dumbells to eye level. I tried to find it over there so I could post the link, but I couldn't find it.

By the way, Aichs' videos over there aren't bad. The current one is about squats, and therefore a must see.
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thanks for all the posts. i think i'll start to go mouth level or so....
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I lower the weight until my upper arms are parallel to the floor. Thanks everyone now I have a complex about my routine.
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Standing to the clavicle here, goes smooth for me, even whith shoulder issues.
same for me....i don't have any issues with this movement even with a bum left shoulder.

gotta do it how you feel comfortable kman.......there is no other way but your way.
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