Many of you may know the name Zydrunas, and this movement was popularized by the six time Arnold Classic Strongman Champion and two time / current World's Strongest Man who is known for his incredible overhead pressing power (Zydrunas Savickas).
My reason for posting in this section of the forum is that Zydrunas Presses could be useful for bodybuilders as it is a great way to isolate your shoulders.
- Power Rack or Boxes
- Barbell, Axle Bar, or Log
- Set up the barbell on pins in the rack where it would be at chest level when seated on the floor.
- Sit in the floor with your legs out in front of you, your torso and thighs should be a a 90 degree angle.
- Lift the bar from the pins and then perform military presses.
This movement is challenging because you will not be able to use your legs, pectorals, or low back in any way - it completely isolates your shoulders and triceps. Most individuals will need to use about 75% of what they typically would use for Military Press.
I'm going to try this when I do overhead tomorrow.
Best unequipped meet lifts - 120kg Open class
Training since Dec 2008.
Sounds tough...I'll definitely have to try that.
Do you continue to press off of the pins, or just press off the pins to start the set?
I guess the grip width would be similar to regular, or standing OH pressing?
Shit, if I could just sit like that...
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