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The 225 Military Press Quest


#1

because the military press is almost, almost,. almost as cool as the bench press
and 225 is a good goal to start with

some rules
1. must be while standing
2. must be a strict press


#2

I'm in! PR is 185x1 atm


#3

my best is 185x3


#4

I'll take a whirl my best is 205 @ 181 lbs.


#5

Best is 195x3. Military is so badass, I should be training it more..


#6

I did 185x3 on the push press. Does seated shoulder press count? Because likely to get 225 much earlier on seated press than standing press.


#7

Touching the chest at the bottom of the rep as well?


#8

I'm in. My best is 120 and I'm gonna beat all of you!


#9

depends of your tecnique i always star with the bar at chin height

i do my shoulder presses like this guy, feels confortable that way


#10

I got a 260lb strict press about two days ago. It's much more fun than the bench press and feels way more natural.


#11

What the hell, cats in the background?!


#12

Lol! Thats what I was thinking. I guess I could pretend that you are caveman like and those are just ancient drawings/pictographs.


#13

im in, best 80kg x3, 85kg x1 (while ago)


#14

Can I make it a race to 275 for me? Been chasing that for almost a year...

Here is my PR: 260 from last May:


#15

A few of us old bastards in the over 35 forum have been racing too 300 since last July. Your welcome to join in.


#16

I split jerk my bodyweight (135lbs) for about 5 haha. can i get in on this?


#17

I'll be in too !

Though I tend to do them from resting on my traps and up.

My wrists hurt like hell trying to push from the front up - not flexible enough !


#18

Not to be a bitch, but shouldn't a strict MP be from the shoulders ? Just wonder what you guys think.


#19

i lock my lats and upper back together, which naturally puts the bar at chin level, so...whatevar


#20

I go from chin also