So I was wondering, how necessary is strict OHP?
I’m thinking the push-press should take it’s place as my primary upper body lift. My current set-up is 531 strongman w/ a few tweaks, with an upper, lower, and events day. In my current set-up a “strict” bench/horizontal press follows overhead as supplemental work. I know the answer will vary depending on the situation, so allow me to provide a bit more info:
I’m pretty positive that I won’t be strict pressing in the competition (formerly max log press but changed to “mystery pressing event”). In truth, I’ll likely try to get it as close to a jerk as the implement will allow if I’m working with heavy weights.
I’d like to get comfortable with heavy weight overhead.
5/3/1 hasn’t really worked for strict ohp for me in the past. My press actually didn’t begin moving until I started focusing on isolation movements and light mechanical drop sets in conjunction with heavy horizontal pressing.
So all of that being said, do y’all think it’s a good idea to make the switch or is there a benefit I’m just not seeing here? If switching sounds good, does strict ohp have much of a place?
Thanks in advance.