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Best substitute for standing OHP (low ceiling)

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:21 am
by ephs
Hey guys,

i plan to buy some equipment. The problem is the ceilings of garages and basements are usually only 2.2 metres in Germany.

What would you do as a main exercise then?

- Seated OHP without back support (could be dangerous for the lower back)
- Seated OHP with back support

or maybe the Sots press?

Re: Best substitute for standing OHP (low ceiling)

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:45 pm
by stuward
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Re: Best substitute for standing OHP (low ceiling)

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:04 pm
by Jeannay
this

and there is also the savickas press (invented by strongman savickas), this will work your core too!!

Re: Best substitute for standing OHP (low ceiling)

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:18 am
by EatBig
I would have to also agree. You want the back support when doing seated overhead press.

Re: Best substitute for standing OHP (low ceiling)

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:42 am
by Kenny Croxdale
EatBig wrote:I would have to also agree. You want the back support when doing seated overhead press.
Why?

Why would someone need back support?

Back Support

Back support simply places more work on the muscle involved by taking the stabilizer muscles out of the equation.

You are able to "brace yourself" and drive into the back of the bench.

Standing Press

This exercise involves more stabilizer muscles.

Kenny Croxdale

Re: Best substitute for standing OHP (low ceiling)

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:33 pm
by EatBig
Kenny Croxdale wrote:
EatBig wrote:I would have to also agree. You want the back support when doing seated overhead press.
Why?

Why would someone need back support?

Back Support

Back support simply places more work on the muscle involved by taking the stabilizer muscles out of the equation.

You are able to "brace yourself" and drive into the back of the bench.

Standing Press

This exercise involves more stabilizer muscles.

Kenny Croxdale
Thanks. So you're agreeing with me?