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    military press-standing vs sitting

    im doing bill stars 5x5 training course and it wants an standing military press when i do seated i can do more weight then if i did standing, which do you think is overall better because i will do the standing if its overall better
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    For the semantics' sake: there is no such thing as a seated military press. Military press is a variation of an overhead press, that requires the lifter to be standing with their feet together.


    That being said, the program is most likely wnating you to do standing to have the added core activation, etc. (I'm speculating, I don't know the program well).

    Seated will allow you to overload the shoulders more, by what you've noticed, more weight (from removing the weaker link of the core/balance issues).

    Ultimately your goals should dictate what you do, but the program apparently has standing for a reason (i'd assume).
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    Standing > Seated all day... You will eventually pass up the weight you could do at the seated version.
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    Originally Posted by gymcandykid View Post
    Standing > Seated all day... You will eventually pass up the weight you could do at the seated version.
    Strict or push pressing?
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    Originally Posted by chazzy1864 View Post
    Strict or push pressing?
    I was gonna say that seems pretty unlickly since you have the ability to you use may more energy in a seated press. i think i can almost do 55 more lbs over the standing press for the same 10 reps.
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    Originally Posted by blitzkrieg102 View Post
    im doing bill stars 5x5 training course and it wants an standing military press when i do seated i can do more weight then if i did standing, which do you think is overall better because i will do the standing if its overall better
    Considering Bill Starr is a former Olympic weightlifter, I'm quite sure he wants you to do a standing press.
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