OHP for Raw Bench - Thumbs up or Down?
Overhead pressing gets a lot of flack sometimes when its related to increasing your raw bench.
For whatever reason there is information out there that we (Westside) don't do any overhead work either, which isn't true.
The difference may be that we treat overhead work as more of an accessory exercise that is used less frequently. It's not something that is planned, however it is used.
I do find a strong correlation to my shoulders being in good shape and my raw bench going up. However, too much and my shoulders go from being in good shape, to fried and torn apart.
What works for you? A lot of overhead work, none, or somewhere in the middle?
What kind of overhead work? overhead pin presses, standing barbell, seated dumbbell, take your pick.