I like to mix it up and do standing shoulder presses about every 3rd shoulder workout sometime BB and also single arm dummies "now"
I heard that doing standing over seated can widen the waist over time, putting unwanted size on your mid section. Is there any truth in this??
I do train a bit lighter with standing if that makes a dif???
01-30-2012, 04:42 AM #1
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Standing Shoulder Press vs Sitting
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Hey, did a quick search for you, I wouldn't worry about putting too much size on your mid-section, standing shoulder presses will work your lower back/core more, which is a good thing.
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01-30-2012, 05:51 AM #3
I agree with Joe, it will place more emphasis on the core in terms of strengthening and stabilizing but I would not worry about getting too wide in the mid-section as a result.Team MuscleTech Rep
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The exercises that are most notorious for putting excess size on your midsection are knife and fork curls. Also doughnut, beer, and soda curls. And it is all extra fat.
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It's true. Freeweight moves that require a lot of actual strength will give you a thick, blocky core. It depends how serious you are about doing them, but if you hit it pretty hard you'll get swole abs and obliques. It doesn't make a difference if you work on your lats a lot, you'll still have a taper anyway.
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