So: squeeze those glutes and tighten those abs![/quote]
I knew it was something obvious like that. I won’t be doing them for another 5 days or so but right now I when I squeeze my glutes as hard as possible I can’t replicate the over-arching sensation but I can if I don’t squeeze.
I would try staggering my feet but then it really isn’t a Press. Gotta treat the Competitive lifts like competitive lifts. I’m convinced that theres no safety benefit in techniques that deviate from the rules for a Press, Bench, Squat, Deadlift, Snatch, or Clean & Jerk.
Technique on Curls, Lateral Raises, Extensions, and Rows is just whatever gives you the greatest results. Some people do better doing cheating Lateral Raises with slow negatives and others do better with strict, high reps. Some people build better backs when they make the Barbell Row a full body lift while others do better with lighter weights and slower, more deliberate negatives.
But you can’t mess with the competitive lifts to an extent where you’re not even following the rules anymore. Sure, there’s some variation for hand and feet placement that the rules allow for. But theres no competitive lift that would be made safer if the regulations for it were changed.