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    Not sure why but, all of my research on SS shows either a push press with a slight jumpy motion or a completely stiff military press in the routine. Can someone with the book tell me which excersise is actually in the routine? Thx

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    I don't have the book in front of me but I'm pretty sure it is a strict press - since the program is about strength I would think you would want to take out the assistance of the hip/knee extension.

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    • #3
      It's an "Overhead Head Press." Not a military press or a push press. Military press is heels together, push press is a dynamic lift.
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      • #4
        Mark Rippetoe: Weighted Press 1 - YouTube
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        • #5
          Rippetoe On not calling "The Press", "The Shoulder Press:"

          "We just call it the press, because how could you press without the shoulders? You can leg press... but that's gay."
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          • #6
            Is the SS world it's solely referred to as "the press" otherwise formally known as "The Overhead Press."
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            • #7
              Either movement can have its place. I'm about to start using the push press the help get me through a plateau I'm hitting in my pressing. My interpretation of pressing in SS is just putting the bar overhead. Either way, you have to lower the bar in a slow, controlled manner during which is where the muscle damage occurs (from which you rebuild and gain).
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              • #8
                Originally posted by deadliftdan View Post
                Rippetoe On not calling "The Press", "The Shoulder Press:"

                "We just call it the press, because how could you press without the shoulders? You can leg press... but that's gay."
                Definitely one of my favorite Rip quotes.
                Josh Vernier, CPT

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by deadliftdan View Post
                  Rippetoe On not calling "The Press", "The Shoulder Press:"

                  "We just call it the press, because how could you press without the shoulders? You can leg press... but that's gay."
                  yes.

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