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 Post subject: Help - Always Plateau on Overhead Press
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:56 am 
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Gorilla

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Hey all. I've been rebuilding for the past 6 months or so after taking some time away from the weights due to a rotator cuff issue, and I'm running into the same problem I always have. I plateau on Overhead Press around 125 lbs and just can't bust through.

I'm doing 5/3/1 and everything else is progressing just fine. Squat and DL are back over 300, Bench back up to 175, all with consistent, steady gains. But OHP has stalled for a couple of months. Diet is about 300-500 calories above BMR on weightlifting days.

I've been doing 5/3/1 OHP, as I said, and tried adding one-arm dumbbell presses as assitance to see if they'd kick-start anything, but no luck. Any recommendations on ... well, anything? Better assistance, switching programs, etc? I'll try pretty much anything at this point.

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Bruce

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 Post subject: Re: Help - Always Plateau on Overhead Press
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:56 pm 
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I encountered the same problem, I'm running 5/3/1 and my OHP has stalled bigtime. This video helped me a lot, it basically showed me that I was doing a lot wrong when OHP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqKhLR1zRaU


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 Post subject: Re: Help - Always Plateau on Overhead Press
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:04 pm 
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Very cool, thanks! I'll make sure I'm doing exactly what he advises and see if it makes a difference. I bet I'm screwing up in at least one of those ways.

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