Say I take a 45lb plate and hold it above my head. Arms fully extended. Do it till can't hold it anymore. Does that work anything really? Thanks
Not much as your arms are locked out and thus the bones are supporting a lot of the load.
Why do you ask?
Is it something like holding your gun above the water whilst wading?? *shrugs*
Finally, there are VERY specific physical training (PT) standards for all branches and components of the military...
simply GOOGLE: PT standards for (whatever BRANCH of the military you are interested in, i.e. ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES)
What you find in your search is about the ONLY thing you should focus on for fitness if you are serious about joining... good luck...
Last edited by NITF; 06-20-2012 at 06:15 PM.
If you know you will have to do it then do it. You will build muscular endurance in that particular position.
The guy said he would have to hold a lot of stuff overhead, so why not practicing holding things overhead? I do it to help my overhead squat. Locking out is a big strain on the shoulders and traps.
Last edited by mrelwooddowd; 06-23-2012 at 07:45 AM.