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    Just an article on the OHP I thought I would throw out there.
    http://www.crossfit.com/journal/libr...ad_Lifting.pdf
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    Great Article Blaster

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    Thanks Guys! Yea I hope people read this.
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    They will - I just made it a sticky so it is on the top of the thread list for this area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tadolfi View Post
    They will - I just made it a sticky so it is on the top of the thread list for this area.
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    Great find Blaster, very interesting

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    thanks for posting this mate.

    very good read
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    Great article, thanks mate.

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    thanks
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    Awesomeness. Rep +
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    Excellent article....

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    This is great , having a useful information always make things easier ....

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    Yeah it is really a useful article...
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    Is OH press the same as military press? When I type "overhead press" into the search engine here the only page that comes up with the description and video is the one for military press.

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    Nice read! Thanks Blaster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AToE View Post
    Is OH press the same as military press? When I type "overhead press" into the search engine here the only page that comes up with the description and video is the one for military press.
    Actually the Military press is a type of Overhead Press. So Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJosh View Post
    Actually the Military press is a type of Overhead Press. So Yes.
    Yeah, I feel a little goofy now that I finally got the article to open (had trouble for a long time) and reading through it I definitely got the impression that OHP just means "any" over the head pressing motion!

    Thanks for the quick response though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AToE View Post
    Yeah, I feel a little goofy now that I finally got the article to open (had trouble for a long time) and reading through it I definitely got the impression that OHP just means "any" over the head pressing motion!

    Thanks for the quick response though.
    No problemo. Don't feel goofy, it's not that big of a deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AToE View Post
    Is OH press the same as military press? When I type "overhead press" into the search engine here the only page that comes up with the description and video is the one for military press.
    As Josh has stated yes it is.

    Names for Military Press
    The Military Press has also been referred to as Shoulder Press or Overhead Press and while some may claim they are different exercises, we can say that the heart of the exercise is a vertical press with a straight bar.

    Having several different names for the same exercise is quite normal in the strength training world. Names like "overhead press" and "shoulder press" are likely an attempt to use more useful and appropriate names for the military press exercise…but they fall short in several ways.

    The name "Military Press", like many strength training exercise names, is completely non-descriptive. A more useful and appropriate name would be "Upright (or vertical) Straight Bar Press Overhead". Adopt the practice of translating names like Military Press into more descriptive names that incorporate things like body position, equipment used, type of movement performed and, if necessary, the way that movement is meant to be performed. This habit will, before long, enable you to quickly classify exercise and avoid the constant confusion of misnamed movements.

    "Shoulder Press" is a completely useless name for any pressing exercise, and should be stricken. It is either a reference to the press starting from the shoulders (which the military press technically does not) or is bodybuilding parlance referring to the press being used to build the shoulders. All pressing movements use the shoulders regardless of body position so "shoulder press" is not a descriptive name for this exercise. You may still hear the press referred to as "Olympic Press" by some old-timers or simply "The Press".

    Vertical means that the torso is upright, hence the use of vertical or upright in the name. "Standing" would seem logical but standing only describes the act of being on our feet and not necessarily body position. For the Military Press, then, we have a vertical or upright body position and a vertical pressing movement.

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    Standing Barbell Overhead Press - S BOP!!! Sounds good.
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    A lot of people don't understand this is dangerous. Thanks for bringing attention to it. Repped
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    Great article with very useful information..

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    Personally, I find the OHP causes me pain in my back. Not my lower back, (because I sqeeze my glutes, hard, to maintain posture), but a vertebra in about the middle of my back really feels the pinch whenever I do this exercise. The vertebra in question is roughly opposite the upside down V where your ribs meet at the sternum, a little lower than the bottom of the shoulder blades.

    I think I am leaning back a bit from the middle of my spine, but I can't seem to stop myself from doing this. I think my chest is trying to get more involved (i.e. my body is trying to do an "Olympic Press").

    Does anyone have any pointers to prevent this?


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