I couldn't find a definite instruction for the level x pause press in shockwave. I can make a guess but I'd rather have someone explain to me the actual correct way to perform those reps. Anyone know for sure?
I think doing 90-100% 1 rep max is more the goal with these movesrather then ELECT style where you don't end up as heavy but you explode concentrically.It's at least how I do it so I hope I'm right, haha.
Pause presses…A push press is a perfect example of a pause press. You pause with the weight on you and press the weight up. It is all about pushing the weight from a dead position. No momentum, muscle has a spring like functionality so this eliminates that...Another example is a floor press, because you bring your elbows to the ground and from that deaded position you press up
Can't really say that push press has no momentum...
I agree, I don't really pause when I push-press, however the pause-press in shockwave is a bench press where you lower the bar to your chest, pause for about 2 seconds to remove momentum, then explosively press the bar.
When I pause-press/pull on anything, which is Bench, Squat, OHP and Deads. I stop completely for 1-2 seconds, remove all momentum, and then finish the rep. I only do about 85-90% of 1RM to ensure that I can complete the rep without a spot. Kiefer specifically states this is for CNS activation and to not let your ego get the best of you, otherwise you could actually hinder gains.