105kg fat barbell seated military press at 81kg bodyweight.
You do deadlift ✅ squat ✅ bench press ✅ Dont forget the standing/seated shoulder press.
Like Arnie said ‘This is the granddaddy 👴🏾of all shoulder exercises.
In my opinion the Barbell shoulder press or variations of it are the best exercise for the shoulder/cuff complex. It will increase stability in the shoulder joint and that is is key, as the shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body. A more stable shoulder joint= reduced likelihood of injury.
I have seen strong bench pressers with weak military presses but I have never seen a strong military presser with a weak bench press.
I use a form of shoulder press at some stage with my shoulder rehab patients (impingement, tendinopathy, cuff tear, late stage/thawing stage frozen shoulder, Acromion-clavicular joint injuries, bicep tendon injuries and many others) whether it be pressing with a theraband, water bottle, dumbbell or a barbell. It is a functional movement eg putting a box on the shelf.
We all know that variations of a shoulder press increases the muscle mass/density in all 3 heads of the delts. However, It also builds a stronger rotator cuff (the baseball mitt) therefore holds the glenohumeral/Shoulder joint (the baseball) more stable and controlled. Apart from the 4 main rotator cuff tendons infrapspinatus, supraspinatus,Teres Minor and subscapularis tendons it also keeps the bicep tendon healthy and robust. Moreover, shoulder presses toughen the glenohumeral/acromioclavicular ligaments. Furthermore, they also keep the shoulder capsule healthy. The movement and load also promotes effective functioning of the synovial membrane therefore keeping the joint lubricated. Through practice the neural drive is also more effective therefore you will generate more power/strength. The upper limb isn’t generally a bodyweight/load bearing bone and joint complex compared to our knees, hips and lumbar spine therefore weight training may also increase bone density and keep the glenoid labrum (shoulder cup cartilage) healthy. #powerlifting #bodybuilding #powerbuilding #physiotherapy #physicaltherapy #physiosthatlift #shoulderpress #militarypress