For years I have been lifting the seat on the HS shoulder press for my work set(s). Recently, I started adding a finishing set. Instead of dropping the weight, I drop the seat all the way down to where the handles are lined up to just short of the top of my head. I got the idea from CT recommending pressing from pins at eye level or higher with max acceleration.
Since I started doing this, my regular (full range) set has increased in strength for five workouts in a row. There does seem to be some special motor unit recruitment to doing top-half presses with pauses and max acceleration.
Thanks CT…I know you don’t recommend HS, but your techniques work well.