Which is better?
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Military press is heals together like you are at attention. That is why they are called military presses. Everyone says they do military presses, but I have yet to meet a person that actually does them. What you want to do is the olympic or strict press.
The olympic or strict overhead press starts with the bar resting on your shoulders with your hands right at or slightly closer than shoulder width and your legs locked and shoulder with apart and core rigid.http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=126921813
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I prefer Standing military Press over seated... mainly because i feel its such a great strength builder both for upper body and core... when you're able to throw up a decent amount of weight
Every now and then i rotate Seated dumbell Press's and its amazing how much easier it is after acquiring strength from MP's
07-25-2010, 02:40 PM #13
07-25-2010, 06:16 PM #14
Machines called seated military press are NOT called that for a reason. Machines aren't often designed well, even those that are may have silly names.
Military may be used interchangeably because more people recognize it, but the only true military press is standing at attention with proper posture, heels together, at attention.
I'm not sure if there are rules in regard to how far down the weight has to come, how high, what tempo, or what you need to lift (bar/dumb/kettle), haven't heard of any other stipulations.
What makes a military press a different variation compared to seated or even shoulder-width standing is that it is more difficult to balance since when you have your legs together, your center of gravity is higher and you have a narrower base of support to balance over.
Although... wouldn't it be even harder if you had the entire foot together? I guess they didn't want it to be too unbalanced so that people could still lift some decent weight (like not balancing on 1 leg) to keep it press-focused and not balance-predominant.
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