[quote]Brett Tucek wrote:
It seems like there are a lot of threads (here and elsewhere) covering everything except overhead pressing. What are some things you guys feel are staples in a good overhead routine?
I’ve only been training strongman-specific for a few months, but in that time I’ve done a lot of push pressing with the log, and occasionally with the axel. I rarely did any strict pressing, but I’ve started incorporating that into my routine. I’m planning on including lockouts with the log.
So, my staples would be:
-Push presses with 8" and 13" log, axel, or bar
-Strict presses usually with axel or bar, occasionally with 8" log
-Lockouts with 8" log, occasionally axel
-Bodybuilder-style exercises, such as dips, dumbell presses, and general arm work at the end of a training session.
Is there anything that I’m missing or that is completely unnecessary?[/quote]
I’m no Brad Cardoza, but I think I know a thing or two about overhead pressing. I’ve managed to increase my axle and log press dramatically in the last six months.
In my opinion, it matters on how you press on what will work for you. If you strict press logs and axles then obviously you should have those in your routine. If not, FORGET about strict press.
I’ll put it this way: how will a 200 lb. strict press help me log press 300 lbs. using my push jerk technique? Answer? It won’t.
If you want to be good at log and axle, learn how to push jerk with both…
Log for reps, Log for max, Log for speed
Axle for reps, Axle for max, Axle for speed
Overhead supports using maximal weight
One-Arm DB presses
Forget about 8" log, only work with the 12".