Most Overrated Exercise

likme
likme

I contend that the Overhead Press (OHP) is by far the most overrated exercise relative to its spread among /fit/izens. It virtually only works the front delts.

What do you consider the most overrated exercise?

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StonedTime
StonedTime

bench press

Supergrass
Supergrass

@likme
weighted blowjob simulations

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

bench press

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

deadlift

dont @ me

cum2soon
cum2soon

bench press no contest

likme
likme

#42918064
Okay

eGremlin
eGremlin

@42918064
Okay

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@likme
You're either a retard or trolling. And probably don't OHP correctly. Saying it only works front delts is false.
grab your shoulder and do a side raise motion, feel the side delt working. Now do a shoulder press motion and, whats that? You feel the side delt working.

OHP works core stabalizers, front, side, and to some extent rear delts, upper back, traps, tricep long head, upper chest....

And yeah, good fucking luck building good delts without OHP

Supergrass
Supergrass

@eGremlin
being this new
Welcome friend

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@likme
Among normies, bench press. In the fitness community, squats.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@AwesomeTucker
If you're going to go as far as include "core stabilizers" in the muscles worked, name one compound exercise that works fewer muscles, pro-tip you can't

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Nude_Bikergirl
chinups

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@Booteefool
being this wrong

Bidwell
Bidwell

@SomethingNew
I'm right, faggot

likme
likme

@likme
i agree

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

Do it with dumbbells or a trap bar to get more lateral delts activation. Or just do lateral raises

Snarelure
Snarelure

@Bidwell
Doing chin-ups works your traps, deltoids, lats, splenia, levators, suprapinata, rhomboids, serrata, the list goes on

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Snarelure
lmao if you say so retard

DeathDog
DeathDog

@likme
pretty terribly organized bar chart

god, kinesiology fags are so fucking dumb.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@Firespawn
lmao retard
This is the words of someone who just got BTFO

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@likme
OHP is kind of like a vestigial tail left over from circus strongman days
They were really only included in SS and the other programs because they didn't want reveal the fact that those programs were just lowerbody focused programs.

Supergrass
Supergrass

@likme
I always power clean it up though.

Bench press.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@Firespawn
Weighted chin ups are extremely taxing on the body, they work tons of muscles

JunkTop
JunkTop

@Nude_Bikergirl
Why does that matter?

Seated dumbbell press

Seated row

Lat pull down

OHP focus will result in a better physique than bench focus. Bodybuilders like steve reves knew this very well. Big shoulders add more to your frame than big pecs.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@JunkTop
Steve Reeves was on gear user.
And he did more then just OHP.

MPmaster
MPmaster

@likme
It virtually only works the front delts.
user I...

idontknow
idontknow

@likme
you're right

front delts get enough volume from horizontal pressing, side and rear delts don't get anywhere near enough volume unless they are isolated anyway

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@Dreamworx
Yeah no shit he was on gear! No shit he did more than just OHP!

The point is they prioritized OHP over bench. They did it more often And they are were far more aesthetic

Emberfire
Emberfire

@idontknow
Just lean back a bit and it also hits upper pecs

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Emberfire
it hits the clavicular head mildly, with much lighter loading than an incline bench press

the overhead press is primarily a front delt and tricep exercise (triceps can be loaded much heavier with bench variants), anything else it trains is secondary to those two things and if you OHP for upper chest development you are going to be sorely, sorely disappointed

Snarelure
Snarelure

@likme
virtually only works front delts
posts image showing it also works triceps, traps, and lateral delts
also works clavicular head of the pectorals
What did you mean by this? OHP is a goat compound.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Need_TLC
This

eGremlin
eGremlin

@likme
-grabs you by the throat- back the fuck off!?!?

The OHP is literally god's chosen lift.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@StonedTime
@Harmless_Venom
@cum2soon
samefag female detected

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

How do I get those traps and Neck ?!

w8t4u
w8t4u

@Snarelure
posts image showing it also works triceps, traps, and lateral delts
All compound movements will work some muscle groups secondarily. Do you know what "virtually only" means?

Bidwell
Bidwell

@likme
Lmao you just stalled on OHP, didn't you?

Its probably the best overall upper body mass builder to combine with the bench. Even if you treat it as an accessory lift there still is literally no reason not to do it.

Methshot
Methshot

@Bidwell
No, I didn't stall more than usual. I thought OHP is a perpetual stall exercise? It took me like two months to go from 40 to 42.5 kg on OHP, I thought this was pretty normal?

Flameblow
Flameblow

Elder God tier
BTN push press

God tier
Push press

High tier
Z-press from pins at chin level

Mid tier
seated DB press

Low tier
oh heich pee

Shit tier
Rippetoe's original "The Press" (TM)

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

OHP is so fun bro. come on git gud

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Methshot
How the fuck did that take months? Do you only OHP once a week?

Playboyize
Playboyize

@Flameblow
handstand push up is legit as fugg, bonus really hanging upside down you don't feel like the exercise is making your shorter and no strain on the spine/lower back. front/lateral delts get blown up, wrists and core become strong.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Playboyize
you don't feel like the exercise is making your shorter

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@likme
What chimp made such an unorganized chart?

Also, you can overload way more on a barbell exercise. Even if this was true (which I doubt - no source?), you can lift far more weight on barbell. More weight = more gainzzzzz

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@BinaryMan
pretty much a given if you're doing OHP or squat you should be stretching afterwards. Humans without any weight compressing their spine shrink on average half an inch just from gravity alone until they rest and recover, but overtime those loses become permanent. You'll lose probably 2 inches to an 1 1/2 inches of height over your life time. If you're chucking up large weight and compressing your spine you're exacerbating the issue. stretching out is a must.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Spazyfool
That's not how the spine works, user.... I .... what

Methshot
Methshot

@likme
Squats.

Not baiting, not trolling. I unironically believe this.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@likme
bench

Soft_member
Soft_member

@likme
i'm lifting 80kgs with only my front delts
yeah, no

girlDog
girlDog

@Nude_Bikergirl
tfw getting my ass sore from doing standing hammer curls

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@likme
It's not just you, most non meme coaches would agree.

RavySnake
RavySnake

I've got pretty good shoulders and I do a lot of pressing.
I've switched OHP for push press and have gotten over my plateau, whereas with OHP progress was so slow it was unbearable. Less pain and feels more natural too.
Combine that with some cheating lat raises and your shoulders will be destroyed.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@happy_sad
yes it does

https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/F_How_Youve_Grown_5-8.html

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@TurtleCat
what stretches would you recommend? I'm not that user, but any stretch is a good stretch

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@Methshot

At that weight you really shouldn't be stalling

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@TurtleCat

mfw I can gain 2 inches by spending only a few years in the cold vacuum of space

Holy shit I need to become an astronaut

Methnerd
Methnerd

Back squats full ROM only mode. While a great exercise for every sport other variants are just as good or better. Front squats are arguably better for most athlete and yokes and prowlers are more sport specific. I'd argue split squats are better for the average joe who just wants to look good or not be fat. Nothing wrong with them but they're hypermemed and have to many people who treat them as the only leg exercise.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@Sir_Gallonhead
@you

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