well, the seated press is harder.
What are your opinions on the standing military press?
I'm into lifting for strength, so I plan on shying away from the seated shit from now on. Do you do it?
well, the seated press is harder.
Really now? I understand recruiting a small push in the legs at the bottom of the motion will help a bit, but stabalizing a good amount of weight over the head seems a lot more difficult (aka, better)Originally Posted by GoLdeN M 07
and you didnt vote! what do you do bro?
No, standing is definately harder... Balance is more of an issue, and your abs and lower back have more to stabilize as well when compared to sitting presses.Originally Posted by GoLdeN M 07
Anyway, If I'm using a BB I always stand, if I use DB's I sit... Just feels natural for me that way....
Plus, the rack we have at our gym for seated BB makes you reach pretty far back to unrack it, and if I don't get a lift off, it makes my shoulders feel funny, so I prefer standing.
How so?Originally Posted by GoLdeN M 07
I much prefer standing overhead presses, though I also do them seated sometimes. With a barbell I like standing presses better because I can shift the weight from in front of me to overhead more naturally. With dumbbells I like either one.
I like seated with dumbells for the control and isolation I get.
Originally Posted by BoneCrusher
Seated BB is the best IMO
I like standing presses.
Then that is a push press I believe, not a military press.Originally Posted by scbz01602
No legs ...Originally Posted by mike456
if you want to focus on the shoulders themselves, as in bodybuilding, do them seated, which enables you to use more weight theoretically. If you are interested in overall body strength, do them standing. To make it even more difficult, clean the bar off the floor into position and then press, as opposed to taking the bar off a rack.
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i like standing. haven't done the seated in a long long time. seated excises also increase spinal load because you take your hips out of the movement and don't allow them to absorb force.
my bad ive read somehwere that its more intense. For my shoulders i do lying lateral raises (4x10x10lbs) and one arm seated military presses (4x3x60lbs).Originally Posted by scbz01602
Always standing and always with DBs. Both increase the overall functionality in my way of thinking, which makes the above the best combination IMO.
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I've done both. I like standing better.
I really can't tell any difference in one being harder than the other.
I like standing better, I can cheat at the last set if I need too.
Yeah, you WOULD like that better min0, wouldn't youOriginally Posted by min0 lee
I can press about 25% more seated...Standing is harder and better for a compound movement and great for core work also.Originally Posted by scbz01602
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I meant rep.Originally Posted by Seanp156
it's wierd cause I am the opposite, it may be because I started with that lift being that I didn't have a bench.Originally Posted by ForemanRules
I feel a lot more strain on my lower back when standing. when seated my lower back is supported and I can lift more.
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Originally Posted by wholebody
don't lean back and hyperextend when you are standing. Most people do that when they are sitting also. This is a pretty basterdized lift IMO.
Leaning back is almost like doing incline bench presses.Originally Posted by P-funk
Originally Posted by min0 lee
I like variations..
Seated both barbell and DB. However, if you're lifting for strength, I find it harder to lift individual DB's when standing or sitting!!! 1/4 to 1/2 the energy is sucked just from getting the weight into the start position!
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Originally Posted by ForemanRules
For a while I was 100+% stronger doing seated DBs vs. Standing DBs. (repped 100lbs in each hand sitting vs. struggling for reps of 45lbs in each hand standing)
I am a lot better now, but not that much better.
On a push day, I do a standing barbell, followed eventually by a standing DB.
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