After my regular strict log overhead pressing I decided to do an experiment. The idea was to create the instability effect that a bamboo bar brings, but apply it to a log overhead press since stability in your core and shoulder girdle plays a huge role in the amount of weight you can move in this event.
I hung 44lb and 28lb kettle bells from each side using light bands. It worked really well and was very challenging. Definitely another level of shoulder pump and soreness following this. I think I will continue to add this as an accessory for a few weeks and see if it helps to up my 1RM.
In addition, It is supposed to be great for prehab and building stabilizers. For those of you who log press, you will know that when you are grinding out a hard rep, stabilizing the weight and fighting to keep it (or get it back) into the groove is the biggest challenge of all. Hopefully this will help me do that.
Anyone else try anything like this as an accessory?