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    Me and my friend are having a competition this sunday.
    We both lift a weight over our heads, and the first person that gives up and drops the weight loses.
    My questions are these:
    What is the best way to lift it? Arms straight and elbows locked throughout the whole time? or something else?
    Is an activity like this putting too much burden on my spinal cord? or is it in the range of okay?
    and any other tips or comments or whatever is welcome (:
    thanks in advance
    lespaul0

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    sooooooooooooo........ u just have to hold the weight over ur head, like thats it?
    "knees bent, elbows locked. now, its all in the hips, (swaying motion) its all in the hips" - just some advice from chubbs
    happy gilmore is such a great movie.

    but seriously, how much weight is it?
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    Just looking to build muscle, not too worried about being cut

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    Lespaul - wear a weightlifting belt if you have one. Use your legs to press the weight overhead. If you are done when you drop the weight then I would press at a slow pace and take a breath between each one...

    Why not just have a standard pushup contest? Most reps in a row wins, you can rest in the up position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    Use your legs to press the weight overhead. If you are done when you drop the weight then I would press at a slow pace and take a breath between each one...

    Why not just have a standard pushup contest? Most reps in a row wins, you can rest in the up position.
    use my legs? im not sure what you mean... its just standing holding a weight above your head... not sure how legs are actively involved.. also i didnt understand the rest of that sentence..

    our competition involves a tremendous amount of mental indurance.. and not just strength... which is why we like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by wontstop View Post

    but seriously, how much weight is it?
    20-30 kg... depends on whatever we feel like...lol (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lespaul0 View Post
    use my legs? im not sure what you mean... just strength... which is why we like it
    using your legs is part of lifting the weight, think of using them as momentum to get it up over your head.
    if you don't know the proper form for this stuff, don't do it, i have a feeling somethings gonna go terribly wrong.

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    I'll be the first to say: WTF? Really?

    You have dozens of lifts/exercises you can choose from for your "competition" and your choice is a static hold above your head?

    Try this competition: Most OH reps at body weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lespaul0 View Post
    use my legs? im not sure what you mean... its just standing holding a weight above your head... not sure how legs are actively involved...
    i dont understand how legs wouldnt be involved in this lift. i agree with the pushup thing, holding a weight above your head isnt the only lift that requires mental toughness.
    18 yrs old
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