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    Smile Military Press vs. Overhead Barbell Press

    What is the difference?
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    By definition, a Military Press is done standing with heels together, and very strict form (no use of 'push' or momentum.

    OHP is generally done with feet shoulder-width apart, and often with slightly looser form.
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    Just do overhead presses, there's no good reason to put your heels together.

    And there's definitely no leg push going on with overhead presses, in case you were confused.
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    why not do seated to avoid cheating all together It's hard not to cheat when you're standing and everyone is watching
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    Originally Posted by chinesemuscle View Post
    why not do seated to avoid cheating all together It's hard not to cheat when you're standing and everyone is watching
    cant tell if serious....
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    Originally Posted by chinesemuscle View Post
    why not do seated to avoid cheating all together It's hard not to cheat when you're standing and everyone is watching
    lol
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    Press = strict standing overhead barbell press. If you do it seated, with DBs, use leg drive (push press), etc, you must specify by altering the name to, say, "seated press" or "seated DB press", etc.

    Military Press = a strict standing overhead barbell press with super strict form, heals together, and possibly standing with your back to a wall.

    So, as you can see, "military press" IS an "overhead barbell press". However, an overhead barbell press is NOT necessarily a military press. I hear guys all the time talking about doing "military" when they are seated and using 1/2 ROM. Those guys are wrong.


    Originally Posted by chinesemuscle View Post
    why not do seated to avoid cheating all together It's hard not to cheat when you're standing and everyone is watching
    It's hard to cheat when you concentrate on not cheating.
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    Originally Posted by ironwill2008 View Post
    By definition, a Military Press is done standing with heels together, and very strict form (no use of 'push' or momentum.

    Thanks

    OHP is generally done with feet shoulder-width apart, and often with slightly looser form.
    Thanks for the reply

    Originally Posted by zephed56 View Post
    Just do overhead presses, there's no good reason to put your heels together.

    And there's definitely no leg push going on with overhead presses, in case you were confused.
    Yeah I wasn't to sure :P thanks for clarifying


    Originally Posted by chinesemuscle View Post
    why not do seated to avoid cheating all together It's hard not to cheat when you're standing and everyone is watching
    I don't understand what your trying to say. I am not trying to cheat.


    Originally Posted by Farley1324 View Post
    Press = strict standing overhead barbell press. If you do it seated, with DBs, use leg drive (push press), etc, you must specify by altering the name to, say, "seated press" or "seated DB press", etc.



    Military Press = a strict standing overhead barbell press with super strict form, heals together, and possibly standing with your back to a wall.

    So, as you can see, "military press" IS an "overhead barbell press". However, an overhead barbell press is NOT necessarily a military press. I hear guys all the time talking about doing "military" when they are seated and using 1/2 ROM. Those guys are wrong.

    O ok, I never knew that press = strict standing overhead barbell press. Thanks Farley
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