A few months ago I went on an ohp specialty program. I’ve made it a goal to be able to ohp my bodyweight (185lbs) for 5 reps. I was previously someone who’s never trained ohp apart from incline bench press and some shoulder isolation exercises.
Recently I’ve discovered that dispite my best interest to have my form solid on the standing ohp (I’ve watched countless videos on this), I actually lack the required shoulder and t spine mobility to perform the ohp safely. I believe it is mostly due to very tight lats. I am unable to raise my arms overhead without getting some flex in my lower back. Last week I tweaked my back slightly and I believe OHP is responsible.
So for now I am stretching every day and doing my best to increase mobility. In the mean time, I still want to perform some sort of ohp variation to continue to progress shoulder strength. What can I do safely? I am considering seated dumbbell press, incline press, and landmine press.