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Old 07-07-2009, 09:21 AM   #14
Andy Gann
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Re: Shoulder Press: what's legal?

After the starting position is correctly assumed, the bar is pressed overhead until the elbows are completely extended, with the bar in a position directly above the ears. Once this position has been attained, the bar is lowered back to the front of the shoulders and walked back into the rack and replaced.
Any halt in the upward motion of the bar, identified as the part of the bar between the hands... constitutes a missed lift

I guess if you can pull your elbows down to create the stretch reflex without any halt in the upward motion of the bar then you're ok.

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