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500 lbs Press

The press was part of the sport of weightlifting in the Olympics until 1972. It required the athlete to shoulder the bar, pause for 2 seconds, wait for the judges signal, and then lift the bar overhead until lock-out without using their lower body. It was removed from Olympic weightlifting due to difficulties in judging proper technique. I didn't realize the oldtimers where moving this much weight. Its astounding how easy Redding makes 500lbs look. I feel like such a Nancy. Today's Skill/Tech/Strength Element: Shoulder Press If you are feeling punchy then go for it. Otherwise just play with some moderately heavy triples. Either way think about pressing from a stable base and strive for that pure bar path. Today's Workout: Widow Makers Add 5 or 10 lbs to your last (made) attempt Andy