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BigTallOx
05-01-2009, 09:11 AM
I know it's hard to see, but here's a video of my bench at the last meet. Any advice will be appreciated. ( I started training in a shirt only a few weeks before this meet, and I was really happy with how I did. )
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Here's a picture of some of the people I train with, at the best powerlifting gym in the Salt Lake Valley.
http://www.brianmielke.com/group.jpg

And here's me with my metal from the meet.
http://www.brianmielke.com/metal.jpg

It's been about a year since I started powerlifting. Before that I never benched with more than 225, and I never deadlifted and hadn't squatted for over 20 years. I feel like I've made a lot of progress in the last year. Now I can both squat and deadlift over 500 pounds and I'm hoping to bench 400 at my next meet ( or close to it ). For now, I want to be the strongest 6'8" guy around, hopefully with the information and encouragement here I'll get there.

mike95763
05-01-2009, 09:55 AM
Here's a picture of some of the people I train with, at the best powerlifting gym in the Salt Lake Valley.
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I think it is the only powerlifting gym in the Salt Lake Vally, so I guess that would make it the best. :)

BigTallOx
05-01-2009, 09:59 AM
I think it is the only powerlifting gym in the Salt Lake Vally, so I guess that would make it the best. :)

Maybe I shouldn't have said that, there are other powerlifters around and they train somewhere ( so there are other powerlifter friendly gyms ). What I meant was *I* think it's the best ( a lot of it because the people who train there ).

Jesse Hernandez
05-01-2009, 11:06 AM
Looked like a good lift bro. Your sticking point is looking to be your lockout or 2-3 inches before. I know when I had that problem working with boards helped me a lot. 6'8?! damn giant!

Ryano
05-01-2009, 12:27 PM
BTO, you're right, you can't see anything about your form from that video. If you are happy with the lift, it's all good. Nothing else matters.

DrDudley-Robey
05-01-2009, 10:09 PM
It does not look like you are using an arch - that could help cut the distance traveled and up your numbers!

vdizenzo
05-02-2009, 08:06 AM
The lift looked to move really well. Came in nice and easy. Might be able to jack your shirt or work with a smaller one.

BigTallOx
05-02-2009, 08:19 AM
It does not look like you are using an arch - that could help cut the distance traveled and up your numbers!

Yeah, I haven't really figured out how to arch. I feel like I need to keep my feet flat on the floor, and since my legs are pretty long I can't tilt my hips at all, ie like the guys who can get their feet under them, so it makes it hard to arch all that much. I guess it's something I just need to keep working on.

BigTallOx
05-02-2009, 08:23 AM
The lift looked to move really well. Came in nice and easy. Might be able to jack your shirt or work with a smaller one.

Thanks. Yeah the shirt is a little big, which was what I wanted since I'm new to using a shirt. I'm trying to gain some weight to make it tighter.

Rob Luyando
05-02-2009, 02:32 PM
The decent looked good after that can't see much! Keep up the good work big man!

BigTallOx
05-02-2009, 04:25 PM
BTO, you're right, you can't see anything about your form from that video
Here's another one from today, it's not the best either though. 395 with 3 boards. The bar bobbled but I got it. My buddy said he didn't help, although he did touch the bar (there was a little mishap right before this and I think everybody was super careful at this point). I know I go super slow, and I know it makes no sense at all, but I can lift more weight going slow on the decent, so for right now I'm not concerned about it.

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My goal is to be above 400 no boards by August 1st.