Entries in Shoulder Press (10)


Strict Shoulder Press PR of 195 x 5 Reps at Body Weight of 197 Pounds

Last week I did a 7 rep set strict press at 185 pounds, so today during my Shoudler CrossFit Class, I thought I would try to lift right around my body weight and see how many I could get. I was shooting for 5 reps and low and behold I got it :) I figure I have a 210-215 single rep max right about now which should beat my previous 205 Personal Best Strict Shoulder Press...


Full Week of Workout Videos - Tuesday Shoulders CrossFit

47 minutes - 522 Calories - Average Heart Rate 136 - Max Heart Rate 181.
Warmup & Mobility

  • Front Shoulder Press - 135 lbs x3
  • Front Shoulder Press - 155 lbs x3
  • Front Shoulder Press - 175 lbs x3
  • Front Shoulder Press - 185 lbs x3
  • Front Shoulder Press - 195 lbs x1
  • 4 Rounds
  • 12 Upright Rows using straight bar with 135 lbs
  • 10 Pushups
  • 10 Situps

New Strict Press PR of 205 Pounds at Lower Body Weight of 191

A couple weeks back I posted an excited update about my 200 Pound Shoulder Press PR, when I was 193 pounds. Skip ahead two weeks and I ramped my Shoulder Press up by 5 pounds to 205 pounds while dropping 2 pounds of body weight coming in at 191 pounds!

Who says you can't get stronger while cutting? It's not easy but you can make small gains if you keep the intensity up.


Shoulder Press PR - 200 Pounds x 1 Rep - 45 Years Old @ 193 Pounds

Another PR this week and while I am slowly cutting weight. Just goes to show that if you keep pushing yourself and train hard like any other day, you will get stronger!

My goal has been to hit a 200 pounds Shoulder Press and today I got it, mind you when I originally came up with this goal is was a about 15-20 pounds lighter, that said, a lot of this new added muscle weight is in my legs which doesn't help with the strict shoulder press in any way ;)

Still super happy to hit 200 pounds which on this day was 7 pounds over my body weight.

You can see how this workout effected my heart rate and how many calories I burned by clicking on this link


Barney St Anton Strict Press Challenge - Get Fit Over 40 Entry

I saw some of the other Fitness folks here on YouTube getting in on the Barney St Anton Strict Press Challenge and so I thought I would give it a go, the cutoff is today I think so trying to get ti in on the wire...

The challenge is pretty simple and there is nothing to be gained other than bragging rights but these challenges are all in good fun and help to unite the Online Fitness Community and introduce everyone to other new people they may never have run into.

Here are the basic rules:

  • Weight yourself and use half your body weight as your overhead press weight.
  • Do a full shoulder press, touching the top of your chest a the bottom and a full lockout on the top preferably with a pause.
  • No more than 5 seconds between reps.
  • No use of legs to gain drive, so no push.
  • See how many reps you can do before failure :)

I did 23 reps (was trying for 25), not bad for an old guy! Thanks Barney St Anton for putting on this Strict Press Challenge and a big shout out to everyone that got their entry videos in!