Train medium-heavy front squats and overhead press for reps. Not push press. Not power jerk. Overhead press. Keep the flat bench and make sure your front squats are deep and that u are keeping the bar racked tight. Maybe even try bottom ups (hell yeah ATG!) for a few weeks if u hate being able to walk right the day after a squat session. Also do those pipe roll stretches with a snatch grip that Pendley teaches. GIve it two months and start overhead squatting for reps. That’s my two cents.[/quote]
My front squats are pretty strong, but I do need to get my OHP up. I’ve been hitting up the shoulder stretches/dislocates like mad and have noticed big improvements there.
We have an old Soviet lifter who coaches at our club and he says, “Why you look down? No mushrooms - keep your head up.” So our cue is ‘no mushrooms’.
How are you progressing? Getting any better?
Haha that’s brilliant, I’m going to keep that in mind. I think I’ve made pretty good progress - what do you think?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KGRUMzjbT8 (most recent)
I think it was Dan Johns who recommended doing behind the neck press squats, not about big weights just balance and flexibility, so just the bar is enough. So squat down and in the squat position do behind the neck presses. its alot harder then it sounds and sounds strange but when u have the ability to do these then flexibility will improve for overhead squats.
That sounds like a pretty awesome idea actually, cheers.