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Most Effective Vertical Pushes?

Im about to start Joel Marion’s Stripped Down Hypertrophy http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding/stripped_down_hypertrophy&cr= and was wondering whether to do dips or DB shoulder presses.

I’m leaning towards dips but I wanted to see what others would choose if they could only have one vertical push in their program.


Since, your horizontal push is a benching movement, I would lean towards DB shoulder presses.

agree with the incline pressing. I love dips, but my experience has been that bench and dips hit a lot of the same parts of the muscles, while incline presses hit the upper pec and shoulders more. Just my $.02

I like High incline DB press with a neutral hand position. I set it around 10 degrees or so.

I think i’ll give both a try for the first few workouts alternating between the two and see which one is better with weighted chins.

Push press is king. End.

[quote]hexx wrote:
Push press is king. End. [/quote]

X2. Push press and it is not even close.