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IronManlet 02-24-2011 12:09 PM

Bench Press vs OHP/Push-Press
 
Which do you tend to focus on more?

jslep 02-24-2011 12:14 PM

Bench without a doubt.

for me personally my overhead #'s increase without doing them by pushing hard on the bench. for a while i tried to focus on overhead first and my #'s went nowhere on either lift.

bigtim27 02-24-2011 12:15 PM

I hit them both really hard but prefrence wise I love to bench and find it easier

BendtheBar 02-24-2011 12:16 PM

Bench is more a "must do" for me, but I really like OHP because it (was) my signature lift.

Not to sound like a chest-beater, but I do love to OHP other people's bench maxes. It excites me.

Carl1174 02-24-2011 12:16 PM

I am stronger lb for lb on the bench, but i am giving preference to OH Press at the minute :)

Carl.

bigtim27 02-24-2011 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 118754)
Bench is more a "must do" for me, but I really like OHP because it (was) my signature lift.

Not to sound like a chest-beater, but I do love to OHP other people's bench maxes. It excites me.

Showoff:rolleyes:

IronManlet 02-24-2011 12:19 PM

Seems like Bench is a staple!

Any particular reason in focusing on one over the other (beyond chest emphasis)?

bigtim27 02-24-2011 12:21 PM

I've always just had a much easier time benching and always felt weak in the ohp.

IronManlet 02-24-2011 12:21 PM

I ask out of curiosity, as it seems like most people will give preference to one above the other and stick to that for a long time.

jslep 02-24-2011 12:23 PM

if my shoulders are fried my chest workout suffers but if my chest is fried i can still concentrate on shoulder pressing without fatigue.


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