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Travis Bell
12-09-2008, 10:47 AM
1st Attempt 700#:
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2nd Attempt 740#:
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Got called on uneven extension and my butt comming off the bench. I pulled the collar down just a bit and the weight came off my chest a ton faster than I anticipated.

3rd Attempt 740#:
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This was a much better lift. I was very happy with it and am confident I left a good bit on the platform

Travis Bell
12-09-2008, 10:49 AM
Thanks to lil power for the videos. Thanks to Lones for helping me out with my equipment.

Like I said in the other thread, this was by far one of the most fun meets I've done in awhile

pocoloco blanka
12-09-2008, 11:01 AM
travis, good job on your lifts. i would have given the second one to you anyways. have a question for you- on the issue of the placement of your shirt. it looks as if your shirt collar is realatively high. do you always wear it this way ? i wear mine alot lower and was just wondering how it feels for you. the lower my collar is the more pop i get at the bottom. how ever you wear your shirt, your 740#'s looked great.. how soon till 800?

Lunar Effect
12-09-2008, 11:06 AM
Nice bench. You are definitely a beast.

Travis Bell
12-09-2008, 11:08 AM
You're exactly right, my collar is high. Reason is, I just don't need it that jacked yet. My plan is to slowly work my way up to 800 and beyond. If I get in a hurry and try and squeeze 100% out of the shirt right now, it just doesn't leave me much for the next meet. Plus, my technique isn't ready for 800+ yet. So if I keep slowly hitting PRs at each meet and slowly learning more each time, when I hit 800 it'll be clean, fast and I'll be ready for the next PR after that

NASAKYCHAIRMAN
12-09-2008, 11:22 AM
Great job Travis! Also, good luck with your 800 bp quest too.

=Travis=
12-09-2008, 11:36 AM
Got called on uneven extension and my butt comming off the bench. I pulled the collar down just a bit and the weight came off my chest a ton faster than I anticipated.


That's BS, I don't see the butt coming off the bench, there's no uneven extension. I can see the video with my own two eyes and can clearly tell by my internet judging skills that those judges are nuts. :evillaugh:


Good job.

Ryano
12-09-2008, 11:39 AM
Congrats on the 740.

Lones Green
12-09-2008, 11:47 AM
the westside record board shall fall to you very soon, at the rate you're going!

AJL11
12-09-2008, 12:45 PM
Good $Hit Travis... Looked real strong.........

ehubbard
12-09-2008, 12:54 PM
Awesome Beard!

And the lift was pretty good too. :)

Travis Bell
12-09-2008, 12:59 PM
LOL I always grow my bear out and hair before a meet. Makes my jaw look a lot bigger haha. I've already scraped the beard and gotten a haircut.

Brian Hopper
12-09-2008, 01:39 PM
Nice Lift!!!!!!!!!!!

Travis Bell
12-09-2008, 01:41 PM
That's BS, I don't see the butt coming off the bench, there's no uneven extension. I can see the video with my own two eyes and can clearly tell by my internet judging skills that those judges are nuts. :evillaugh:


Good job.

hahaha

The judging was pretty tight. If you watch the left side, it does dip just barely but yeah I was surprised that I got called for it at the time, but watching the video, it was the right call.

Judging was really spot on all day

Jorge Sanchez
12-09-2008, 01:47 PM
Awesome lifts, Travis! Do you always do bench only or do you ever squat and pull?

brihead301
12-09-2008, 02:17 PM
740 damn!!!

mosley1990
12-09-2008, 02:56 PM
very impressive lifts, travis! and i agree...loving the beard haha.

Ryan Celli
12-09-2008, 03:08 PM
nice lifting travis!

Chris Rodgers
12-09-2008, 03:24 PM
Nice vids Travis. That last 740 was very strong and clean!!

Travis Bell
12-09-2008, 03:48 PM
Thanks a lot guys! I've been working very very hard the last 6 months and its paying off.





Awesome lifts, Travis! Do you always do bench only or do you ever squat and pull?

just bench only. I train squat and deadlift, but the bench is where my heart is at

NateD
12-09-2008, 03:55 PM
Awesome work Travis! 40lbs PR is monster, 800 stands no chance against you.

bigbadwolfe
12-09-2008, 04:42 PM
Good solid lifts Travis!!!

Wolfy!!!

primal21
12-09-2008, 04:45 PM
Nice lifts, and pay attention to the girl at the very beginning of the last video you posted. The head whip makes me lol.

RhodeHouse
12-09-2008, 05:17 PM
Great lifts, Travis. You looked real strong. You'll have to come out to Elite when Vincent and I train out there in February. Get bigger.

Travis Bell
12-09-2008, 05:22 PM
LOL primal, you know that girl posts here right?

Thanks Rhodes! I would LOVE to train at Elite with you guys. Vincent or yourself should PM me the dates you'll be here and I'll meet you at Elite

vdizenzo
12-09-2008, 05:32 PM
Awesome job Travis. Everything looked great. I love your approach to lifting. I can't wait until they day you are smoking past all of us.

Ben Moore
12-09-2008, 10:30 PM
Great job Travis!!! Really clean lifts.

Jorge Sanchez
12-10-2008, 07:55 AM
just bench only. I train squat and deadlift, but the bench is where my heart is at

I knew you trained them, I just didn't know if you ever did a full meet. I was just wondering since you have huge legs, especially for a bench only guy.

I'm looking forward to seeing the 800+ video.

pocoloco blanka
12-10-2008, 08:21 AM
travis, what would your third lift have been if you didnt get red lighted on your second attemt?

Travis Bell
12-10-2008, 10:48 AM
785 most likely. Guess that one will have to wait until next time

Travis Bell
12-10-2008, 10:51 AM
I was just wondering since you have huge legs, especially for a bench only guy.

Yeah I get a lot of flak from the bench only guys because its where a lot of my weight comes from so I'm told all the time that I could be a 220er again if I'd quit squatting and deadlifting. What happens when I quit those though, I lose all the power in my hips. Plus I've seen too many benchers screw up their knees because of insane leg drive on knees that weren't built up enough

Illinimeats
12-10-2008, 11:06 AM
Awesome!!

Illinimeats

nhlfan
12-10-2008, 11:19 AM
nice lifting travis. Great progress.

drew
12-10-2008, 12:42 PM
Great benching Travis.

Erik 23
12-10-2008, 05:50 PM
Awesome lifts travis. Also your looking bigger to by the way bro, your a monster, the powerlifting community better be on the look out for you.800 is right around the corner.

Reko
12-10-2008, 06:54 PM
LOL I always grow my bear out and hair before a meet. Makes my jaw look a lot bigger haha. I've already scraped the beard and gotten a haircut.

What? Its december! How can you shave in December?

Nice lifting too!

no regrets
12-10-2008, 07:44 PM
Awesome lifts man

FFHill
12-11-2008, 11:04 AM
What? Its december! How can you shave in December?

I'll tell you why, because he is smitten. He is in deep smit. I tried to talk him into keeping the beard and shaving his head - you should've seen the look on his fiance's face!