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Shoulder Pain During Front OHP


#1

I've recently realized the behind the neck press does not cause shoulder impingement while OHP to the front does. After reading most of the article on T-Nation about the OHP and specifically the BTN Press, it seems to be the consensus that the BTN Press is too dangerous to add into a normal routine in substitution of the OHP.

If I don't feel impingement during this exercise should I keep it in my program? Or is the risk of injury truly high enough to relegate me to dumbbells only? I severely want to get back into pressing overhead, especially with the full activation of the barbell, but I don't want another RC injury to roadblock my training.


#2

What’s wrong with Arnold Presses? Protects your shoulders and you can still go heavy, plus unilateral work helps correct muscle imbalances in the dominant side.