Army press barbell standing
1. The bar is on a squat rack mounted on the lower level of the anterior deltoids. The athlete takes the barbell from this position (you can step back or stay in place) and takes a starting position: an upright straight stance, knees straight.
2. When the athlete has reached the starting position, the head judge gives the command "Press" and moves his hand upward to instruct him to start the lift.
3. The athlete must squeeze the barbell on fully extended straight arms, fix the elbows and wait for the signal that is given when the athlete has taken the final position. The signal is a downward movement of the hand along with a distinct "Done" command. The signal is given by the center referee.
4. During the exercise, the athlete is prohibited from leaning back, changing the position of the back, bending the knees, or doing any other movement that would push the weight upward.
5. The signal for lowering the boom and placing it on the rack is the "Down" command.
Reasons why weight in the army press does not count:
1. Leaning back during the exercise in order to facilitate the lifting of the weight by a sharp wave of the arms.
2. Bending the knees during the exercise.
3. Press the barbell and place the barbell on the rack until you receive commands.
4. Downward movement during the ascent phase.