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Will incline press target shoulders more than chest?

In madcow 5x5, it states you can substitute incline press for overhead press, which focuses on the shoulders. Does this mean incline press works shoulders primarily, too? I am confused here, I thought ...
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How to do standing military press without damaging back?

So whenever I do standing military press with any weight, it seems to kind of tear at my back. Not my lower back, but maybe my upper or middle. Anyone with similar experiences?How do I avoid this? Am ...
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Which is the proper technique in overhead press?

I recently started working out and realized that one can to overhead press in two different ways. (I can lift more) I root myself leaning slightly back so that all the weight when lifting ...
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What is a balancing movement for overhead press?

I have read about pull ups/chin up. Is there anything I can do with a barbell? My workout regime now consists of squats, deadlift, lunges, bench press, rows and overhead press.
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Overhead presses when hyperlordotic

Doing standing shoulder presses, I'm very cautious not to learn backwards during the lift. My training partner and I specifically watch each other for this. However even without weights when my upper ...
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Recurring muscle pull in Upper-back/Neck when doing overhead press/bench press - form advice

When I was doing a 5x5 based workout a year or so ago, I had issues when trying to push the weight on the overhead press. Even though the weight felt comfortable in the sense that I could do at least ...
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Improve overhead press with cleans

I just read an article that states that one way to improve overhead press'ing is first to clean the bar, this would better tighten the lats/core as opposed to pressing directly off of a rack. Does ...
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Problem with shoulder workouts

So I've been working on shoulders for quite some time. I often only do either: 1.Dumbbell or barbell shoulder presses (overhead, full extension). 2.Wall presses or press ups (push ups). 3.Chest and ...
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Can I replace the overhead press with the seated version?

I have been trying to master the standing overhead press for some time now, and every time I try to go a just a little bit heavier my lower back starts to hurt. Now I am aware that I need to brace my ...