Weight training - behind the neck military presses

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    Jan 28, 2007 10:20 PM GMT
    Got a question....which is better - behind the neck military presses or in front? I used to do them behind but then heard that in front is better....

    Any thoughts?
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    Jan 29, 2007 5:28 AM GMT
    Behind the neck and you risk rotator cuff problems. Even lifting the bar for the sitting overhead shoulder press should be done carefully. This isn't my opinion, but the opinion of two trainers that I have had....but, yet, I still see people doing that behind the neck business...
  • art_smass

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    Jan 29, 2007 8:13 PM GMT
    You also do what's called "craning": Bending your neck forward like a crane stalking a fish. When there's a weight load involved, it can put you in a position where you can do damage to the soft tissue between the vertabrae.

    It's bad. Don't do it!