Over at Precision Nutrition, Dr. Bryan Walsh has an article up about an unusual presentation of diabetes:
This story has a happy ending, and as you might expect if you know my biases it involves protein and weight training.
Also, here’s Jim Wendler speaking God’s truth:
Squat, Clean, Deadlift and Press. How can you not get awesome doing these?
(Protip: He’s not talking about the bench press.)
More or less, depending on how much of a pedantic ass you want to be about press form. Originally the military press was performed with heels together and zero torso movement — standing at attention, hence “military” — which severely limits the amount of weight used. On the other side of that coin, when the press was an Olympic lift, lifters would lean back almost to parallel (for example), more or less pulling themselves under the bar as much as they were pressing it overhead.
A shoulder-width stance and maybe 10-15deg of lean-back is fairly typical for a standing barbell press as a training lift. I don’t call the lift a “standing” press in casual conversation for the same reason I don’t specify that I’m going to take a “standing” piss. Wendler has a good article on the press over at T-Nation.
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