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    Quote Originally Posted by ehubbard View Post
    I have long arms and I would say your issue may have more to do with creating a stronger base to press off of. You have to get really tight to throw up bigger weights overhead. Really just attack the bar, get super tight and go. A lack of tightness can be mental, physical or a combintaion of both. My press has improved a lot recently and I think it has more to do with the way I approach the lift than anything else. I really try and get super tight before unracking the bar and maintain that through the lift. I have hit 265 strict overhead, and feel like I am good for around 280 right now, compared to a 375 touch and go bench.
    You are probably right...I am pretty loose at the start and I tighten up as I go. Its definitely a lift that I need to work on, hence why it is one of my main 5/3/1 lifts now. Last night was the first time I actually felt stable through the floor...I could feel the force going through my legs into my heels and thus I pressed 135x10 really easily. Previous week I was getting only around 5 or 6 reps, can't remember...but it definitely was not 10.

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    Great post. I just hit a PR of 140 on OHP with my real goal of being able to OHP 200. Now I think my long long-term goal will be 300...

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    I wonder how much Vincent weighs, he doesn't look 400lbs so does this mean his ability to press that much makes handstand pushups incredibly easier or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyciol View Post
    I wonder how much Vincent weighs, he doesn't look 400lbs so does this mean his ability to press that much makes handstand pushups incredibly easier or something?
    If you are referring to me, I was just around 300lbs when I did the 405.


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    Funny..I was just thinking about this post by Keith a couple days ago. I really enjoyed his writings. Poor guy took a lot of flack around here for some reason though.
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