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    I've recently restarted my lifting program (54 years old)

    The ceiling in my basement is a bit low for standing press (I keep banging pipes/etc.)

    Can a seated press be subbed for a standing press?

    Rick in St Louis

    PS: Amazing the difference just a few weeks makes on your attitude.

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    Not ideal, but we do what we can. You won't be able to lift as much. Watch your back. Chest up, feet flat, tight gut. If weather permits, set up a press rack on the driveway or in the back yard.

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    I do seated press because of MS. I switched after nearly falling over backwards with 108 lb overhead. I just could not push myself to heavier weight due to stability problems. I have been able to push myself to a single at 150 lb since making the switch and I keep making positive progress. My shoulders have never felt better or stronger. I know it it not ideal but I feel like I have made the right choice for myself and am making good progress. Good luck with whatever you decide!

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    Seated Press are great, because it will give support to our back and our back will remain straight during the reps. I personally do the seated press to avoid any back injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stlrick View Post
    I've recently restarted my lifting program (54 years old)

    The ceiling in my basement is a bit low for standing press (I keep banging pipes/etc.)

    Can a seated press be subbed for a standing press?

    Rick in St Louis

    PS: Amazing the difference just a few weeks makes on your attitude.
    Could you try many smaller diameter plates instead of a larger diameter plate? For example, two tens and a five instead of a 25 pound plate. Sometimes the smaller diameter plates work where the ceiling is low.

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