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Cyrus Ford
01-31-2009, 08:04 PM
First time doing these. If I did them wrong or if you see something I can do to improve please let me know. If they are good then let me know that too. Thanks

Warm-ups. Legs extended flat on the floor for each set.
135x7
225x7
315x7

405x3
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425x3
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445x3
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455x3
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Cable pushdowns
70lbs 2 sets x 10
80lbs 2 sets x 10

That was it. The floor presses felt ok, just trying something different. Hopefully they will help out my flat bench.

Travis Bell
01-31-2009, 08:10 PM
Good stuff Cyrus!

Only thing I'd recommend is having your arms come in full contact with the floor. Almost a pause, not quite, but almost. You don't want to slam the floor though.

Cyrus Ford
01-31-2009, 08:34 PM
Good stuff Cyrus!

Only thing I'd recommend is having your arms come in full contact with the floor. Almost a pause, not quite, but almost. You don't want to slam the floor though.

Thanks Travis, I'll keep that in mind.

Painzer
01-31-2009, 09:01 PM
Wow man. You are insanely strong... are you sure your max bench is only 480?? With a floor press of 455 x 3, I would think it'd be more than that!

Travis Bell
01-31-2009, 10:16 PM
Cyrus has posted a video before of him doing 500 for an easy very strict single. Very strong bencher. I believe 480 is his contest best to date?

chris mason
01-31-2009, 11:25 PM
Very strong! Good work!

Cyrus Ford
02-01-2009, 12:34 AM
Cyrus has posted a video before of him doing 500 for an easy very strict single. Very strong bencher. I believe 480 is his contest best to date?


Yeah, 480 is my best in competition. I'm good for a little more than that, but I hope to put it together at a meet in 09.

Cyrus Ford
02-01-2009, 12:01 PM
Very strong! Good work!

Thanks Chris

borracho
02-01-2009, 12:42 PM
Wow...awesome job dude...and you got some crazy lats!

Cyrus Ford
02-01-2009, 03:02 PM
Wow...awesome job dude...and you got some crazy lats!

Thanks man. Yeah, I do a lot of back work to help my bench--it's getting there.

Chalky Palms
02-01-2009, 03:16 PM
Damn man very impressive especially for a natty lifter and raw. Apparently you don't compete in the squat but do you train with them?

Cyrus Ford
02-01-2009, 03:38 PM
Damn man very impressive especially for a natty lifter and raw. Apparently you don't compete in the squat but do you train with them?

Thanks a lot. Correct, I do squats in training but not in competition. I may take a shot at it later this year.

Eric Downey
02-01-2009, 04:45 PM
Im With Travis. Little More Arm On The Floor And Use Just A Slight Pause. Also We Always Start From The Bottom

Cyrus Ford
02-01-2009, 05:33 PM
Im With Travis. Little More Arm On The Floor And Use Just A Slight Pause. Also We Always Start From The Bottom

Got it. Thanks.

BTW, what should I expect out of this lift as far as helping my flat bench? More power at lockout? From the range of motion that is what I expect, but I could be wrong.

Chalky Palms
02-01-2009, 06:12 PM
yea it is tri intensive so it is good to get through lock out sticking points. It helps in that you are moving dead weight with no stretch reflex at the bottom of the lift, kinda like a box squat for squatting.

Cyrus Ford
02-01-2009, 06:23 PM
yea it is tri intensive so it is good to get through lock out sticking points. It helps in that you are moving dead weight with no stretch reflex at the bottom of the lift, kinda like a box squat for squatting.

Thanks for the info. I guess I'll keep this in my routine.

Brian Hopper
02-01-2009, 07:23 PM
Very Nice!

Cyrus Ford
02-01-2009, 08:02 PM
Very Nice!


Thanks

DGabe24
02-01-2009, 08:25 PM
Good **** man, lookin big too. Keep it up, looks like you are gonna do some damage in the future :bash:

Cyrus Ford
02-01-2009, 10:55 PM
Good **** man, lookin big too. Keep it up, looks like you are gonna do some damage in the future :bash:

Thanks, the goal is 500 sometime this year.

NASAKYCHAIRMAN
02-03-2009, 06:42 AM
Great job!!

Cyrus Ford
02-03-2009, 11:44 AM
Great job!!

Thanks