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Strict Overhead Press Your Bodyweight for 10 reps challenge

I only do one low rep day, one high rep day and one moderate rep day and on these days I push it. One the one or two other days I’m just burning in the groove. The more I think about it I probably average 3-4 days a week. Today was 20 rep day (sitting) and I did four sets of 20 with the last being rest pause. I recover the fastest on this day. Strangely my 20 rep sitting weight is the same as my 10 rep standing.

While my strength is coming back fast I need to be realistic so instead of trying to do ten reps with my BW this year my goal is ten reps with Kalle’s BW

I’m probably about 5 reps away

[quote]spar4tee wrote:
I’m probably about 5 reps away[/quote]

How much do you weigh?

[quote]JRT6 wrote:

[quote]spar4tee wrote:
I’m probably about 5 reps away[/quote]

How much do you weigh?[/quote]
about 220… actually I’d bet I could get 220x6

I think I got 225 for 5 at my peak about ten years ago. I wish I never stopped OHPing.

Nice AV BTW.

[quote]JRT6 wrote:
I think I got 225 for 5 at my peak about ten years ago. I wish I never stopped OHPing.

Nice AV BTW.[/quote]
Thanks. Looks you’re coming back up at a very fulfilling rate.

did 135x20 since i had that comp last weekend. I am doing a crossfit total comp this weekend to raise $ for a friends daughter who was in a severe accident so i will be hitting a 1rm

I can get 135 for 15 reps with the swiss bar (weight adjusted as the swiss bar is only around 35lbs) which I think is easier than the straight bar. Good job Kalle.

I gotta post a video too and if I can bring myself to take a few days off before hand I will.

sweatpit.com has an OHP contest going on and there are some beasts participating.

My shoulders needed a break from the heavy weight but I want to keep the frequency up so I experimented and did the swiss bar with 44lbs of chains. The chains barely reached the ground at the bottom and really made for a stability workout for my shoulders. I really liked doing these and am adding them to my training.


I just missed 235 strict press saturday doing the crossfit total comp for charity :confused:

[quote]JRT6 wrote:
My shoulders needed a break from the heavy weight but I want to keep the frequency up so I experimented and did the swiss bar with 44lbs of chains. The chains barely reached the ground at the bottom and really made for a stability workout for my shoulders. I really liked doing these and am adding them to my training.[/quote]

those sound brutal…

tried 235 log strict for fun after I did 205x8 clean each rep

Tried my new fat gripz extreme today on incline press and OHP and I loved them. Seriously, I had no transition issues from the regular fat gripz and I had my normal planned progression with the weight. I’m taking the opportunity to reset my OHP max since I got the grips and new shoes and work from a strict rack start position to a complete (as complete as an deformed elbow with allow, extension.

[quote]JRT6 wrote:
Tried my new fat gripz extreme today on incline press and OHP and I loved them. Seriously, I had no transition issues from the regular fat gripz and I had my normal planned progression with the weight. I’m taking the opportunity to reset my OHP max since I got the grips and new shoes and work from a strict rack start position to a complete (as complete as an deformed elbow with allow, extension.[/quote]

Nice, i really need to get some fat grips…

I did this the other day. My overhead is feeling phenomenal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6eObs90T2c

Congrats on the new PR.

I either need to lose 200 lbs or get much stronger before I can do this one!!

That’s some impressive pressing
I’m definitely up for trying this, it’ll have to wait until the autumn as I’m not yet ready. I weigh 88 kilos, will cut down to 85 when my conditioning improves.
Have pressed behind the neck with 70k for 15 in the past, would be a great achievement on the eve of my 40th to do my bodyweight for 10.

I’m 42 Troglo so you have company.

[quote]JRT6 wrote:
I’m 42 Troglo so you have company.[/quote]

40 is the new coming of age!
Can’t wait

I tried it and got 6 today with worn out triceps. @195

[quote]krummdiddy wrote:
I either need to lose 200 lbs or get much stronger before I can do this one!![/quote]

I’m with ya! New thread, “I’m a SHW and I pressed 1/3 of my bodyweight.”