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Old 06-24-2013, 06:37 PM   #11
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There are 4 variations in the acromion as well which affect how people's shoulders react...
^ great idea to post that. the first year i lifted, i injured the bursa in my left shoulder and couldn't do overhead presses without pain for 2-3 years. the orthopaedist described my shoulder as Type III in your photo (with the curve on the upper end). he told me that the bursae are naturally prone to injury with this type because they rub against the curved part during overhead movements.

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most people don't contract their glutes while performing the ohp and that is why they risk sustaining injury to the lower back.
hah, i thought i was the only one who did this. and actually, i wasn't even sure it was correct for me to do that or if i was overthinking the lift. glad you posted this because now i'll be sure to do it.
as a sidenote, i find contracting glutes even makes me feel more stable on bench press (and pretty much any compound movement, really).
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:34 PM   #12
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Not that this is relevant, but if you watch the T-Nation videos on this, check out Tony Gentiilcore's calves. They're like one of Gandhi's split into two.
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This seems appropriate given the discussion is about OHP and therefore shoulders. There are 4 variations in the acromion as well which affect how people's shoulders react, some of it comes down to age/wear and tear but not always, and since we may have a different type of acromion to the next person that makes it easier or harder on our shoulder than theirs and vice versa.

I say 4 variations because there is a type 3b (or a B type to one of the others), I read it a few years back and they'd differentiated between a 3a and 3b instead of having them grouped as one type, but I can't tell you why; it mostly comes down to the angle, shape, and distance between the bones and bursa (?) (I'm not a medic, but you know what I mean, I think) and the space within/around the acromion is what makes the OHP difficult for some and easier for others, in terms of pain or discomfort and such.


Hihihi with a bit of imagination the things on that picture looks like penises =)
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Hihihi with a bit of imagination the things on that picture looks like penises =)

haha I'd prefer to use my imagination in a different direction and twist my brain into seeing FEMALE ANATOMY

I'd likely never say that to the face of a man your size.
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haha I'd prefer to use my imagination in a different direction and twist my brain into seeing FEMALE ANATOMY

I'd likely never say that to the face of a man your size.
Did you not know that MAB earlier stood for Men And Boys, and was a lifting/dating community?

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Did you not know that MAB earlier stood for Men And Boys, and was a lifting/dating community?


I had a feeling something was fishy, but I didn't know I was in Greece. Wait...is this the guilty pleasures thread
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"________ ________ is awesome, but most people suck at it and end up hurting themselves in the process.

You might be surprised how much progress you can make in the long-term by addressing postural deficits and making some slight modifications.

Remember, long term training success isn't a product of doing what's popular or cool – it's a product of intelligent exercise prescription based upon your specific needs and limitations."



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Replace the blanks with "bench pressing", "back squatting" or "barbell deadlifting", and it all makes about as much sense. Which is to say a fair bit, but who honestly gives a.

As in, if you learn how to do the lifts properly, you'll (generally speaking) be fine.

I've read all kinds of bollocks, about tall people (yeah, myself included) not being suited to conventional deadlifts, or narrow-stance squats, or whatever.

Guess what? They're fine for me, and for a lot of much stronger tall guys (and much taller, in some cases). In fact, as far as my newbie-ish "big 3" go, [narrow stance] squats and [conventional] deads are my strongest.

I think the biggest problem with OHP is that not enough people do it enough... or at all.
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I'd say they "suck at it" because they're using loads that are far too heavy to begin with; if a person uses a lighter, manageable load, there probably wouldn't be a single issue with it.
This applies to way too many people in the gym sadly..
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