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We're giving $1000 worth of Horleys supplements to one lucky guy and girl - that's $500 each! Just show us 5 reps of your best overhead press, and you're in the draw.
 
And here's the cool bit... you get one entry for every kilogram you press. So the more you press, the better your odds - but everyone's in with a chance! :D
 
PLUS we're giving away boxes of Horleys Carb Less bars each week as spot prizes too - so get your entries in asap!
 
 
 
Here's how it works...
Video yourself, show the weights on the bar, and say "Gymnation Overhead Press Challenge 2015" and your Gymnation username.
 
Your overhead press must be 5 reps using strict form - locked knees, pushing the bar from below the chin up to straight arms with elbows locked out. You cannot use your legs to generate momentum.
 
Upload your video to YouTube or Facebook (make sure it's publicly shared), and post the URL in this topic. Please include your bodyweight, and the amount of weight you've pressed.
 
You may submit as many videos as you like - we'll take whichever is your best press and gives you the most entries.
 
Competition closes on Sunday 28th June, and is subject to the usual terms and conditions. Winners get to choose whatever Horleys supplements they like, up to $500 RRP.

 
Good luck!

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I don't make the rules however a front on full body video will be a good angle so everyone can see the elbow lock out and the knees are locked.

The barbell needs to come below your chin at least. FULL ROM.

$500 is a lot of prize, very generous. so expect strict but fair judging. It's only 5 reps so its important they are quality reps.

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Nah touch and go and just below chin. Full lockout though..

Yeah I agree. It's not a competition for who can have the strictest form. We only need a few simple rules. Locked knees, bar below chin, and elbow lock out.

Keep it simple more people are likley to enter I'll do my first entry tommorow. You guys should put as many videos up as you can tryna beat your last there are prizes each week if you got no video up you can't win.

Cheeee hoooo!

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We only need a few simple rules. Locked knees, bar below chin, and elbow lock out.

Done. And I've updated the rules above to be more precise.

 

 

Jesus $500 top prize? That's insane

Not bad, eh? Thanks Horleys! :D

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I don't get how you calculate wilks for a 5rm?

The weight will be the same for all 5 reps so calculate it on the weight on the bar... The reps are irrelvant bevause they are the same for everybody.

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Wasnt even going to post this shit effort because of form but its something on the board. I have a very tidy 85 for 6 i did before hand if it doesnt pass at 84. something bodyweight. Although they go below chin i feel it needs to be down further . 

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Thanks man

It's not really an exercise I've ever really done, more of a seated db or barbell press guy

I think I was doing standard bench press grip here, is Closer grip is better?

I will give 120kg x 5 a whirl in a few days I think

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Yeah I don't know either, I thought you'd know what's best lol. I was using slightly in from my bench grip. I've started these a couple of weeks ago with the aim of increasing my bench.

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Haven't done any overhead pressing for about two years but thought I'd give it a go because I benched 180 earlier in the week so was feeling pretty confident. Got 60x5 easy, chucked 80 on and didn't get one haha.

In for vids of bench

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