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Travis Bell
05-30-2008, 06:38 PM
Today we did double purple bands on a 2brd and then at the end of the workout I did 455 for reps. The shirt set is 585lbs with 200lbs of band tension (785lbs at the top) Going from 200lbs of band tension, to no band tension was a little odd haha. I'll do this for reps again in a few weeks

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I left a little in the tank in the shirt because I want to attempt to hit that same weight on a 1brd next week and then off the chest.

jbrin0tk
05-30-2008, 06:46 PM
Nice work, Travis! I tried the doubled purples last week and the tension is crazy!

HP666
05-30-2008, 07:09 PM
Nice.

ZenMonkey
05-30-2008, 08:16 PM
strong lifting man. really strong repping of 455

Rob Luyando
05-30-2008, 08:34 PM
Nice work Travis! But I have to say I was more impressed by the guy doing militariy presses on the smith machine next to you! LOL!

jbrin0tk
05-30-2008, 08:54 PM
Nice work Travis! But I have to say I was more impressed by the guy doing militariy presses on the smith machine next to you! LOL!

Haha, I didn't even notice that! It actually looks like he's watching you while he was completing his reps and then towards the end it looks like he completely stops what he is doing to watch! I guess you don't have to pay too much attention when using the smith machine!

Travis Bell
05-30-2008, 09:49 PM
Nice work Travis! But I have to say I was more impressed by the guy doing militariy presses on the smith machine next to you! LOL!


HAHA! I never noticed that either! His reps get progressively slower and then he just stops. Me, the guy holding the boards and the guy doing my handouts are pretty much the only powerlifters in the gym so they don't have a real good concept of what strength is out there.

you watch, Ryan is going to post a video of him doing 5 reps with 455 now....hahaha

Erik 23
05-31-2008, 06:41 AM
Nice Work man that shirt bench was good what type of shirt do you use? and that raw bench looked very strong great work travis

vdizenzo
05-31-2008, 07:28 AM
Nice work sir. You remind me that I have to put more band work in. I am going to start using them next month after my meet.

Travis Bell
05-31-2008, 07:31 AM
Nice work sir. You remind me that I have to put more band work in. I am going to start using them next month after my meet.

Paul Key turned me on to it. I really like it in the shirt.

Erik, I use a Super Phenom. Pretty jacked shirt although after August, I'll be moving up to the Super Duper Phenom. This is by far the best shirt I've ever worn

BPM Osgood
05-31-2008, 10:20 AM
Nice Work Bro!! Smooth and Clean Reps!!

Rob Luyando
05-31-2008, 11:13 AM
Don't get to hooked on the bands in a shirt they are great for lock out work but will throw your groove off full range. You want a big bench in a shirt then bench in training like you would a meet with straight weight.

Lones Green
05-31-2008, 12:22 PM
nice work travis!

Travis Bell
05-31-2008, 12:48 PM
Don't get to hooked on the bands in a shirt they are great for lock out work but will throw your groove off full range. You want a big bench in a shirt then bench in training like you would a meet with straight weight.

Thanks for the pointers big guy! I appreciate it. That is part of the reason I'm doing bands right now, my lockout sucks but when I go back to off the chest I'm gonna go straight weight given your recommendation. That will be in 2 weeks