Most Consecutive 120-Pound Front Head Presses By A Male Over 50

United States AliciaWeberFitnessTrainees

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Clermont, Florida, United States / April 28, 2012

Hammer Head completed 27 front head presses with 120 pounds of weight. He set the record to celebrate RecordSetter World Record Day.

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- attempt must be made by a male over 50 years of age
- must perform front head presses as demonstrated in original record
- press must make at least a 45-degree angle
- must provide video evidence
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  • response to this attempt United States Adam Rork

    Adam Rork

    I don't think you could say he prevented any injuries by doing this exercise alone. I mean, I can squat all I want, but that isn't going to prevent any sort of quad injury or injury to my posterior chain if I deadlift. I know people who can deadlift over 600 pounds who still don't know what they're doing. I know a marine, a cop, two guys in the navy, a powerlifter, and a bodybuilder who all spew out incorrect information from time to time too. I guess if you want to call it an isometric strength training exercise though, more power too you. I just hope nobody else attempts this because they could end up injuring themselves very badly.

  • response to this attempt United States Mark S.

    Mark S.

    I know him and he was a marine and police sniper and the exercise is what it is - an isometric and it worked for him. He played football and was a student of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. He avoided a lot of injuries because of doing this exercise. If you don't think that it is a "proper exercise", then you have a right to your own opinion. He is a nonconformist and doesn't care what you think.

  • response to this attempt United States Pete Moyer

    Pete Moyer

    Well there's no real evidence that this exercise prevented injuries. Adam and I are going by basic anatomy. I hope he does care what we think because I for one would just like to see him do some common neck exercises rather than this. I'm just here to encourage him to set a different record and bring up that this is not a good "exercise" to be performing. Also that the disclaimer doesn't really mean anything. None of this was ever meant to offend you Mark. I hope you understand I was just critiquing the attempt, not the person attempting it.

  • response to this attempt United States Adam Rork

    Adam Rork

    http://www.des.umd.edu/os/erg/neck.html

    Forgot to include the link :P

  • response to this attempt United States Adam Rork

    Adam Rork

    If you look at how he is doing this exercise, he doesn't seem to be using his neck to complete it. Any sort of isolation exercise for the neck should be completed by the neck ONLY with the head being the point where resistance (if any) is. You should not be moving your entire body. If he was moving only his head an flexing his neck that'd be one thing. Moving your entire body is a different matter. If you'll click on the link below, you will see that neck exercises SIMILAR to this do exist, but are only completed via neck flexation/extension or roatation. But the fact that he is using his body to press and not his neck only doesn't really make this a neck exercise. I'm not saying the record is invalid, I'm just saying that this is a dangerous movement even for a professional athelete.

  • response to this attempt United States Pete Moyer

    Pete Moyer

    I watched the interview. My point still stands. "A professional what?" You have to be a professional marine and cop? I'm not telling him what he can or can't do. This is the community analysis section where people will debate whether an attempt is valid. I saw two comments from people saying they've never seen this exercise and I'm saying "Of course you haven't. It's not an exercise." I'd like to see him do actual neck exercises. This does not isolate the neck muscles whatsoever. And Mark, you joined just yesterday and the only attempts you've commented on or voted up are ones from Alicia Weber Trainees. I can tell you have some connection to him. You'll be seeing a lot of discussion like this in the community analysis and you shouldn't let it offend you. Not once did I tell him what he can or can't do. All I said was it wasn't a traditional exercise and he's using a machine incorrectly. I'm not going to keep repeating myself and I think I've said everything I can. I hope to see you set some records soon!

  • response to this attempt United States Mark S.

    Mark S.

    Pete, I am a fan at RecordSetter. RecordSetter is about creative records - this fits right in. If this is what the guy wanted to do, it's a free country and he can do it! I would like to suggest the YOU READ LINKS AND WATCH FULL VIDEOS before you start writing comments of inaccurate judgment as it shows laziness on your part.

  • response to this attempt United States Pete Moyer

    Pete Moyer

    Oh and being a marine and a cop are tangentially associated with neck strength. I don't see how that requires someone to be a professional military personnel before attempting this record.

  • response to this attempt United States Pete Moyer

    Pete Moyer

    Mark, I can tell you know of this RecordSetter in some personal way. I'm sorry. My comment was directed at Emily and Alicia to let them know this is a nonexistent "exercise" but not only that but it is counterproductive in building neck strength. I encourage creativity in records but I don't like seeing nonexistent exercises like a "head press." I'm sure Alicia could teach him some other neck exercises. The neck and trapezius muscles are pull muscles. Craig (or Hammerhead), I'd like to see you do some shrugs, rows, deltoid flys, neck curls, and other back strength records. Happy RecordSetting!

  • response to this attempt United States Mark S.

    Mark S.

    Yes, this exercise is not common. I am glad to see a really big guy go for a really tough and rare record in neck strength. He is a marine, cop, and athlete in contact sports with 35 years experience. Watch the interview or read the article link below before leaving comments.

  • response to this attempt United States Pete Moyer

    Pete Moyer

    A professional what?

    I know neck strength exercises are very common but this isn't a neck exercise nor is it common whatsoever. I didn't watch the all the interview but this really wouldn't strengthen his neck. Do you see any movement in his neck whatsoever? It's mainly coming from his lower back.

  • response to this attempt United States Mark S.

    Mark S.

    Pete, there is a warning on this record from 0:30 -2:30 that states it is only for trained professionals. Neck Strength exercises are actually very common with wrestlers and the military and if you listened to his 2 minute interview he explains how it has helped him in contact sports and in the military. He has been training his neck for 35 years and this record is a testament to his experience. This is not a record for just anybody.

  • response to this attempt United States Pete Moyer

    Pete Moyer

    Yeah this isn't a traditional exercise. The machine he's using looks like it's meant for ab use and it's probably doing harm to his neck more than good. I certainly would not encourage anyone to do this.

  • response to this attempt United States Alicia Weber

    Alicia Weber

    Official Report on Clermont, FL, RecordSetter Physical Fitness World Record Day 2012: http://www.aliciaweber.com/2012/04/29/clermont-fl-hosts-first-ever-physical-fitness-day-for-inaugural-recordsetter-world-record-day/

  • response to this attempt United States Alicia Weber

    Alicia Weber

    Yeah, I didn't know about this exercise either!! When he revealed that he had been hiding away building neck strength for many years and wished to set these neck strength records for world record day - I was shocked!! Thanks!

  • response to this attempt United States Emily Patricia

    Emily Patricia

    WOAH. I never knew this type of exercise existed. Congrats!

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