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God Damn Overhead Press

Any tips for increasing my overhead press weight? Im still skinny so my numbers arent great but, my overhead press is lacking tremendously compared to my other 3 big lifts. I’m currently doing 75lbs for 3 sets of 8. My form is pretty good, I just started doing them a month or two ago and there are a few minor things im still working on.

Also what is an everage overhead press weight for some my size, (6’2 190lbs)? I never see anybody doing them in my gym. I know I’m prlly a good ways below avg. but am just curious. Also what is a respectable weight to work towards?

Do 4 sets of 8.

Then, do 5 sets of 8.

Then, do 5 sets of 10.

Then, add some weight.

Then, do 3 sets of 8.

Then, do 4 sets of 8.

Then, ask yourself, why are you complicating things???

Also, you need to eat more.

6’2", 190lbs? What are your goals?

im 5’ 10" been training for a month and I overhead press 90 or so, im also about 160 lbm lol

why do you care whats average, whats respectable?

be exceptional, BEAT these:



pressing takes a lot of time to progress. keep it up.

Troll? Im so confused. So many goals. So little time.

[quote]sexyxe wrote:
Troll? Im so confused. So many goals. So little time. [/quote]
I agree.

stop posting and listen to people for once. SEARCH “do this routine instead of that dumb one”
It’s really not hard… Wait 6 months after legitimately following a program, and then start asking questions.

[quote]bulkNcut wrote:
Also what is an everage overhead press weight for some my size, (6’2 190lbs)? I never see anybody doing them in my gym. I know I’m prlly a good ways below avg. but am just curious. Also what is a respectable weight to work towards? [/quote]

For respectable standards:

This is what worked for me: make your range 6-8. If you do 8 or more on the first set, increase the weight the following week. Lower weights a little on each subsequent set. Repeat pattern until you stall again.
Make sure your nutrition supports muscle growth (i.e. enough calories, proper macros).

@JFG: on some exercises like the bench press, adding volume like you suggest works great. I bet it works well on the overhead press. Have you found it works on most lifts (i.e. pulling exercises, legs, etc)?

@hastalls…amazing!

i bet you 1 transit van you form is crap - post vid. Form makes or breaks the OHP

I’m not trolling just making conversation. yeah my form may not be that great but thats why im still working on it. Its def a more difficiult motion for me to master as opposed to some other lifts. Its coming along well, no glaring weaknesses, but a few minor things. Also theres obviously a few things im prlly not picking up on. I’m not big on posting pics or vids of myself in the web though so sorry about that.

Post a video anyway. caveman’s dead on, form makes or breaks your press

wear a mask or something.

Standing or seated?

Those vids are impressive, I do it standing.

Learn what ‘ramping’ is. That will solve this problem, assuming you are even eating enough to support strength gains.

[quote]BONEZ217 wrote:
Learn what ‘ramping’ is. That will solve this problem, assuming you are even eating enough to support strength gains. [/quote]

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