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Improving the Side Press?


#1

Looking to get good at side press/bent press.

Can people provide recommendation on proper form, progressions, flexibility, etc.

I have 1 yr of training where I have mainly focusing on correcting my weaknesses as illustrated in the "neanderthal no more" series.

My deadlift is at 240lbs right now at a body weight of 155lbs. (and yes, I'm eating, but clearly not enough).

Thanks,

Chiraag Gangahar


#2

Why do you want to improve your side press?

It's good that you know you should eat and continue to follow a simple strength routine. A double bodyweight deadlift should be a minimum so continue to hit it hard!

That being said I'd work on one arm push presses and windmills if you really wanted to improve it. PS I don't see a reason to improve it.


#3

I haven't done a whole lot of bent press, but, from what I recall, thoracic mobility was a major factor for me.