I stopped doing military presses about 6 months back because I was getting shoulder impingement issues. However, I really suspect that it had more to do with form and trying to do them on a bench at home instead of a bench meant for presses at the gym. Well, I am now the proud momber of a gym :), and I have access to all kinds of equipment. I have also just started the OVT program, and military presses are one of the exercise used in that program. I guess I have two issues.
If I use the bench meant for military presses, can I get some advice on how to avoid shoulder impingement issues?
Is the Smith machine a better choice for someone with a brief history of shoulder impingements?
BTW I have only been lifting for 10 months, and I really think that much of my shoulder probelms was due to lack of experience/lack of stretching/lack of good form rather than a real genetic problem that will never go away. I could be wrong, but my shoulder has been fine for months, so…