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    Tania Poletti is offline Senior Member
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    I have been working ROP for sometime now with the 16kg but seem to have hit a sticking point and can not progress pass 3-4 reps... My left side progressively worse...

    Can anyone suggest a book, dvd or program...

    Thanks heaps
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    My first recommendations would be: tricep pushdowns w. bands and double KB or barbell work for a while.
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    Can you describe what the sticking point is? We can give you a little more focused advice that way. Also, don't forgot with ETK/ROP you can 'take all day' between sets/rungs.

    When you say 'for sometime now', how long has it been that you have been pressing at that weight? Have you tried back cycling for a week or two, or taking a back-off week?

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    Take bwwm's advise.

    Take a week off ( 2 weeks won't hurt ) from OH pressing - do other lifts like DLs.

    Or Cycle back to the 12kg and be technique-movement focused - don't be concerned about the weight. Get your groove back.

    Or after a week off, start the Program Minimum with the 16kg.

    Sounds like your CNS is taking a beating.

    When progress goes backward that is a sure sign that you been training to close to your max for too long. ..Dennis

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    Another variation on taking all day to finish your ladders is GTG. I would also look critically at over training, diet, and sleep.

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    Hey guys thanks for feedback

    Boris I've been working doubles (12kg) since August 2011 and was doing double 14kgs there for a bit but now only have access to 12kg. I have also been working tricep pushups - is this as good as TPD? and barbell work? what do you suggest? I've been working chest press?

    I have taken a substantial break from ROP - 2 months to refresh the system and have just gone back for my 3rd attempt at ROP - did my first 3 x 1 2 3 and feel like I have regressed...

    I feel I've good tension throughout my body when I press for 1 & 2 then on 3 I go to press and it all goes pear shape... I have always been told my pressing is not great but never been informed as to what I am doing wrong or how to fix it - so need a good instructional dvd to see exactly step by step how or what a press looks like and how it is done...

    My heaviest bell is a 20kg - I have been doing overhead walks and get ups with it for sometime - but this weight no longer challenges me....

    The biggest issue I have is I guess not understanding the press...what it should feel like - how it is done etc...
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    A video would really help here...especially if you feel your pressing is "not great". What are your goals vis a vis pressing? Reading "perfecting the press" might be worthwhile as well, a lot of interesting ideas in there.
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    Tania,

    Above suggesstions are real good. I remember this video is from Geoff Neupert. Three great tips for improved pressing. It has helped me with my press mechanics.

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    Tricep press + chest press + get-ups + waiter walks + kb pressing
    = too much

    Take a week off and go back to ROP as designed (without adding 3-5 more things to it)

    Adding ingredients to a recipe changes the outcome

    Nothing beats a one-on-one session with an RKC but Kbs from the Center Dynami and ETK DVDs have good MP info
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    When you tested your press with the 16kg - were you able to perform 5 or more reps? My guess is that you did, but I had to ask.

    Perhaps rack walks and overhead walks with the 16 or 20kg.

    Look at Jordan Vezina's youtube video - "the corrections: the military press".

    You may have t-spine or shoulder mobility limitations? If so do arm-bars/bretzells.

    If you are able post a video of yourself doing the press for more feedback..Dennis

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