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BTS and Overhead Press/Conditioning

Hey Coach,

I’m liking the look of the BTS template you’ve written up, I think it’ll work really well for me considering how hectic my life is lately (and for the foreseeable future).

Do you think it would be reasonable to replace the bench press with overhead pressing though? My OHP is a lagging lift compared to my bench and I’d like to emphasize it since I’m not a powerlifter. My gut says it’d be a fine thing to do, but insight is always nice.

Additionally, I go away on the weekends quite often and am not around a gym. If I know I won’t be around to attempt a RM on Saturday, would adding some work capacity or additional bodybuilding work to the legs make sense?

Thanks for any input!