What do you guys think about overhead lifts such as the military press?
They can help build shoulder stability if done properly but can be very damaging if done improperly.
I personally think they are very beneficial; however, they must be done correctly, with proper weight, reps, and sets.
I’ve had a few neck strains from this exercise (military press…be careful.
Someone posted an article by Eric Cressey a while back that dealt with overhead lifting for pitchers: http://www.elitefts.com/documents/overhead_athlete.htm
It covers most of the reasons why he has his athletes avoid overhead pressing, and it also gives some alternatives.