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Pullups/Military Press Antagonistics?

I’ve seen several EDT workouts that pair the MILITARY PRESS with the PULLUP as antagonistic pairings.

(They do a lat-focused workout at other times.)

Why is the PULLUP considered antagonistic to the MILITARY PRESS?

Thanks

John

It’s simply a matter of the movement planes being the same, not necessarily exact antagonist muscle groups.

[quote]JJJJ wrote:
I’ve seen several EDT workouts that pair the MILITARY PRESS with the PULLUP as antagonistic pairings.

(They do a lat-focused workout at other times.)

Why is the PULLUP considered antagonistic to the MILITARY PRESS?

Thanks

John[/quote]

One’s a vertical push, the other is a vertical pull.

[quote]Nate Dogg wrote:
JJJJ wrote:
I’ve seen several EDT workouts that pair the MILITARY PRESS with the PULLUP as antagonistic pairings.

(They do a lat-focused workout at other times.)

Why is the PULLUP considered antagonistic to the MILITARY PRESS?

Thanks

John

One’s a vertical push, the other is a vertical pull.
[/quote]

Think about what Nate wrote. It’s a direct correlation.