My numbers aren’t rising!! Here’s a little back ground. I use to do seated ohp all the time. Nothing to impressive. I got up to doing sets at 215,225, 235, with a max of 250. I was on here one day reading and guys were raving about standing ohp’s. So I switched it up back in Nov of '11. My numbers were obviously lower than seated. I’d do sets starting at 175x5, 185x3, 195x1 or 2. Like I said I’ve doing this since Nov and my numbers aren’t rising.
A week ago I decided to do seated ohp. My numbers sucked. I couldn’t press 225!! Not sure if this has happened to others? I forget the article I was reading but I was under the impression with that working Standing OHP’s my numbers would rise therefore my seated numbers would rise as well. It was very frustrating to say the least. I’ve been loosely following a 531 program and my bench numbers jumped from 325-355 and deads from 425-455, squats from 315-355 (lots of issues with squating). My OHP numbers just aren’t moving.
Here’s a typical shoulder day:
Standing OHP- 175x5, 185x3, 195x1
Shrug- 405x10, 465x8, 495x6
DB Lat Raises 40x10, 45x8, 50x6
Upright row- 135x10, 145x8, 155x6
DB front raise- 30x10, 35x8, 40x6
Seated OHP machine- 195x10, 200x8, 210x6 (max the machine out)
Any advice for improving my ohp would be helpful.