• Welcome to realmuscleforum.com

  • Standing or seated miltary press?

    Discussion in 'Training' started by parnassto, Aug 22, 2012.

    1. parnassto

      parnassto Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Dec 2010
      Posts:
      34,818
      Likes Received:
      0
      I always wonder which one I should do and why. Should I switch it up a lot or stick with just one? Which one? And why?

      Sent from my iPhone using Am.com

       
    2. jailynn24hb

      jailynn24hb Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Jan 2011
      Posts:
      82,194
      Likes Received:
      0
      Standing or seated miltary press?

      Standing. Makes it a much more functional lift.
       
    3. Capone

      Capone Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Jan 2011
      Posts:
      32,099
      Likes Received:
      0
      Standing or seated miltary press?

      Maybe from a powerlifting standpoint, but as far as hypertrophy goes, sitting overhead press is much better.
       
    4. Canellesao

      Canellesao Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Jan 2011
      Posts:
      36,073
      Likes Received:
      0
      Standing or seated miltary press?

      Standing - better for overall body work

      Sitting - better shoulder isolation
       
    5. jailynn24hb

      jailynn24hb Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Jan 2011
      Posts:
      82,194
      Likes Received:
      0
      Standing or seated miltary press?

      Without a doubt, standing.
       
    6. Capone

      Capone Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Jan 2011
      Posts:
      32,099
      Likes Received:
      0
      Standing or seated miltary press?

      better for what?

      i prefer standing as i can use more musculature to support and stabilize my spine, including my glutes and hamstrings.
       
    7. vijugati8g

      vijugati8g Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Dec 2010
      Posts:
      35,465
      Likes Received:
      0
      Standing or seated miltary press?

      I like switching it up from time to time (every three weeks or so). I find I progress better in my pressing strength and shoulder size that way.
       
    8. Korporalegq

      Korporalegq Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Dec 2010
      Posts:
      33,874
      Likes Received:
      0
      Standing or seated miltary press?

      I always do barbell standing. When i feel my shoulder specifically need more work i do dumbbells seated as assistance.
       
    9. alomjabpd

      alomjabpd Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Dec 2010
      Posts:
      36,946
      Likes Received:
      0
      Standing or seated miltary press?

      Barbell work should always be used for compound, functional lifts, not for isolation. If you want to isolate, there are better ways. Just use dumbbells.
       
    10. parnassto

      parnassto Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Dec 2010
      Posts:
      34,818
      Likes Received:
      0
      Standing or seated miltary press?

      You should definitely work towards the standing being a strong lift. Mine is horrible and I have been taking the steps to make it better. I can't do much weight with the standing yet so I knock those out first and then follow that with a seated exercise with heavier weights so the delts get worked harder. The stronger standing press will carryover well with many other exercises.
       

    Share This Page

    1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.
      Dismiss Notice