When it was more a staple exercise, a significantly smaller portion of peoples lives were spent seated and posture was better for it. More specifically, shoulder positioning was better.
Most [untrained] people these days have a posture with shoulder positioning where BTN pressing will likely lead to impingement. With a shallow ROM (like, to the top of the head, or even top of the ears), I’d say it’s a fairly safe movement… but all the way to the traps can be problematic.
I think it’s still a great exercise, once your posture is good.[/quote]
Exactly this. It’s not a bad exercise at all; it’s only bad when people jump into it without having an appropriate level of mobility.
Ed Coan used to do them every week.[/quote]
There are three types of acromiom that people are born with which dictates how much space you have for the rotator cuff tendons and subacromial bursa to fit in. If you have type 1, you can pretty much get away with any shoulder movement without impingement, Type 3 should steer clear of behind the neck pressing, and even normal OHP can be problematic, Type 2 is somewhere in between, and can work on mobility to be able to do certain high risk activities such as BTN press.[/quote]
I’m almost 100% sure that Heavytriple must be type 3 then lol.[/quote]
Lolllll. Yes, that’s the conclusion I reached long ago. Mayyyybe advanced type 2, since I’ve been able to incorporate unilateral overhead stuff for several weeks without issue SO FAR.