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Old 10-07-2011, 06:49 PM   #21
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Not scientific, but my observation.

Like many lifts, it is a person specific lift. For me, it is my favorite overhead press, feels good on my shoulders. I know others that are not able to even get the bar into position. If you can do it without pain, it is an other weapon to carry into the gym.
I agree.
I can do in-front (seated of coarse) but behind the neck rips the crap out of my front delts. More my right (had a tore right R/C in past).
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:32 PM   #22
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Rich and Bam, thanks to both of you for chipping in. But assuming someone's shoulder had sufficient flexibility, how would this exercise affect the delts differently than military press? Let's say in terms of activating the different heads of the deltoids.
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When lifting, you need to tilt your body slightly forward so you don't bang the bar against the back of your head, and your arms have a more limited range of motion than with the military-style overhead press. The behind-the-neck press may place additional strain on the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder joint, so start with low poundage to determine your strength before moving on to larger and heavier weights.
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The military overhead press and the behind-the-neck press work slightly different muscles. While both work the major muscles in the shoulder such as the anterior or front portion of the deltoid muscles and the lower and middle portion of the trapezius, the military press also works the front portion of the chest muscle called the pectoralis major. It also works the muscles surrounding the clavicle or collar bone. The behind-the-neck press works the supraspinatus muscles, located at the top of the shoulder blades.
Wording is better than I could put it.
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Thanks a lot Rich. That helps!!
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Wider grip (back exercises) = wider back. Truth or myth?

In the same vein, anybody know of bodybuilders using snatch grip deadlift to build lat width?
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Wider grip (back exercises) = wider back. Truth or myth?

In the same vein, anybody know of bodybuilders using snatch grip deadlift to build lat width?
Believe that is a myth... Wide grip seems to work inner back and close grip hits those outter lats.

Thats been my experience...
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I also think it is myth. If you don't have the genetic signature for a wide back you will never have one. Sorry but true.

Also the development of the Teres Major has a big impact on how wide you look. It lays just below the upper lat and the bigger it is the more it pushes the lat out. This is were knowing every little muscle comes in.

Boils down to working it enough I think.

The back is one of the largest muscle groups and so many people neglect to work the back as hard as they work there legs.
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I agree the above lifting machines. I don't believe in the wide grip, wide back notion.
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