Sorry to hijack but this bugged me.
I forget where I read it, but someone said to stand with one of your feet a bit ahead of the other while doing the military press, and that’s suppose to relieve the stress on your lower back. I’ve never tried it, but I did tell my one client to do it and it seemed to work for him.[/quote]
Just curious man, but why would you tell your client to do something you’d never tried yourself, can’t explain a reason behind, and really have no evidence for other than “I think I read it somewhere.” Sorry, don’t mean to sound rude (just finished a rant in another thread and I’m kinda fired up) but that just seems like an irresponsible thing to do to your client?
Regarding the OP’s question. I know the lower back tension you’re talking about. I’m not sure, but it’s always seemed to me that it’s a sign of instability in the abdominals and erectors. I usually try to push out my stomach and brace myself pretty tight for military presses (almost like bracing for a squat, only different).
hope that helps,