I’ve had just these plateus that I really can’t break with my shoulders, so recently I started trying to do something where it is like a barbell overhead press, but I “help” by bending my knees just SLIGHTLY and using the upward force to start the bar moving. I can lift about 20 lbs more by doing this.
Is this not a good idea though? Should I instead continue to try to progress just with standard presses?
Part of the problem is that I’m not that strong with overhead presses (I use 20s for single arm presses) so to jump to the 25s is like a 25% increase. I find I just can’t quite do the 25s most of the time (on a good day I can do a few sets of 3) but then with the 20s I can do many reps.