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Push Press Layer Question


This reminds me of an SAT question, but would you say that the BTN push press is to the traditional push press as the front squat is to the back squat. Meaning, can we set up a layer similar to the squat layer, i.e.,
1. Front squat ramp to 1RM
2. Back squat, start at 70% of no.1 and ramp to 1RM
3. Back squat from pins just above sticking point start at 70% of no.2 and ramp to 1RM
Or something similar in which we start with the more demanding movement and then progress to the stronger one. Or should the weight being used for each be about the same to where one wouldn't present any type of mechanical advantage over the other?


I don’t think the 2 have any direct relationship to be honest.

If I recall, he stated that the Push Press is a “better” movement for overall development.

Why would you not layer it as;

Push Press:

Ramp to 1 RM
90% - 7 reps; 10 seconds rest
70% - 3 sets; 4,4,3,3,2,2,1,1
50% - 1 set; 5 reps, 5 sec rest, 4 reps, 4 sec rest, 3 reps, 3 sec rest ->
50% 10 sets of 3 reps; as fast as possible

I promise you, the desire to do more will soon be removed !