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How to do barbell overhead press such that kinetic chain stays activated throughout the set?

Can anyone please suggest how to do barbell overhead press such that kinetic chain stays activated throughout the set? I also need clarification on inhalation and exhalation pattern.
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How can I tweak 5/3/1 for overhead press?

I've been doing 5/3/1 for years. The working sets for overhead press have always felt off to me, I think because the working max is lower and the numbers are closer together. Last month, my ...
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Wrist Position Bench Press vs. Overhead Press

Why does it seem to be okay to bend your wrist in an OHP (many many tutorials show it that way) whereas it's highly adviced (even from the same people doing these tutorials) to get your wrist in a ...
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Switching rep ranges to improve overhead press?

So I've been plateauing at 135 on ohp recently. Previously I had been starting at a given weight for 3x3 and then slowly working up to 3x5 before upping the weight. However at 135 anytime I get above ...
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Do I need to squeeze my back when I am doing overhead(military) shoulder press?

I love overhead(military) shoulder press that activates my shoulder. But I've found a problem: If I don't squeeze my back when doing overhead(military) shoulder press, my left shoulder kind of ...
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Benching/pressing more than three times every two weeks on Starting Strength

On Starting Strength, the lifter is only supposed to be doing bench press every other workout, and similarly for overhead press, so that one is only bench pressing (or overhead pressing) three times ...
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Balance issues with the overhead press

I have begun the Stronglifts 5x5 program. I am constantly working on my form for all exercises, but I think I'm not terrible at any. I do have a problem with the overhead press, that is potentially ...
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Difference between 3x5 Over head press and 3x12 shoulder press?

I've been doing following the Push Pull Legs (PPL) plan, In my Push workout routine, there is shoulder press with 3 sets of 12 reps. However, the instructions say that I can alternate this with Over ...
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Neck discomfort after Overhead Press - is it serious? [closed]

I was doing overhead press and felt some pressure in my neck (I think I was straining my neck while I did them - weight was too heavy?). My neck was pretty sore after and I had trouble rotating it, ...
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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 ...