all the above and more. Poliquin expounds the dip, chin and overhead press as the king of upper body movements. and the squat and snatch grip deadlift from an elevated podium and the top lower body exercises. Poliquin gets a lot of hate on this site, but the fact is that he was training already world class athletes into even bigger beasts when i was just a kid, that is a long time ago folks.
most strength coaches who train athletes like the military press because (i think) you are standing which translates better to the field.
I find a 350lb overhead press more impressive than a 500lb bench press, though as i stated before the guy who can bench 500 probably looks more jacked than the overhead press guy. [/quote]
A 500 lb bench is easier to get imo.
Try 565 or so maybe.
Edit: Of course it depends on the individual, but I think if you’re training both equally, i.e. you’re not a strongman or Oly lifter who specializes more in OH lifting, then I’d say ~350 strict standing military and ~565 or so bench are roughly equal…
i agree. when i trained at diablo i cold push press from the rack about as much at he 500-600 benchers (shirted) could, that was before the elbow surgery, but with the bad shoulder.