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drew
08-29-2009, 05:52 AM
Hit my first 500 last night in the gym. This is a big deal for me as it's THE goal I had when I first walked into Southside to bench almost 3 years ago.

Thanks to Karsten for giving me great handoffs and setting my shirt. Thanks to Vincent and Rhodes for teaching me how to bench and sticking with me all this time, and for being generally awesome. And thanks to Josh and Brian (and the whole crew) for being great training partners.

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SFW!

Ryano
08-29-2009, 06:08 AM
Congrats. Nice job.

PWR
08-29-2009, 07:33 AM
Thats awesome!
What do you bench raw?

Pete22
08-29-2009, 07:51 AM
Awesome Drew, clean lift. Congrats!

jbrin0tk
08-29-2009, 07:56 AM
That is awesome, man. Sweet work.

vdizenzo
08-29-2009, 08:33 AM
I absolutely love it! It was so awesome seeing you hit that milestone last night. That's huge my friend. You have come so far over the years. What's more impressive folks is that Drew does not believe in assistance. He pretty much comes in and benches. He says he trains during the week, but I don't buy it. Hey, I have had successful training cycles of once a week. Drew you proved my favorite point, you just need to SFW!

Congrats again. I'm really proud of you. Now take care of that beautiful wife of yours for the soon to arrive bundle of poop and vomit--I mean joy.

Brian Hopper
08-29-2009, 09:10 AM
Congrats on breaking that 500!!!

joey54
08-29-2009, 10:38 AM
That is the way to do it.

RhodeHouse
08-29-2009, 10:55 AM
Drew,

You're the man. That was an awesome lift and you worked hard to achieve it. Well, you worked... Great work. It's a pleasure training with you and I look forward to you getting back in the gym after the next 'drew' is born. Congratulations! It was evident by your post-lift reaction that it was a huge accomplishment for you, and it is. With all the BS out there in the powerlifting community (which is full of a bunch of cry-baby bitches), your lift reminds me of why we SHOULD be lifting. For fun and personal accomplishment. You embody that and I thank you for re-openning my eyes to what lifting is really like. Seeya soon, Bro.

EatMyWay2TheTop
08-29-2009, 10:58 AM
Congratulations that's a great milestone

vdizenzo
08-29-2009, 02:15 PM
Damn it's good to see Rhodes back here!

allan3
08-29-2009, 02:30 PM
excellent lift bro- you got it no prob!!

mikesbench
08-29-2009, 02:38 PM
Nice work drew! 500 is a huge milestone.

joey54
08-29-2009, 02:45 PM
Damn it's good to see Rhodes back here!

x2. Always entertaining.

KarstenDD
08-29-2009, 02:54 PM
You hit 500 AND you got Rhodes to post here again? PR!

silverback97
08-29-2009, 03:37 PM
Nice job...great lift.

drew
08-29-2009, 04:05 PM
I absolutely love it! It was so awesome seeing you hit that milestone last night. That's huge my friend. You have come so far over the years. What's more impressive folks is that Drew does not believe in assistance. He pretty much comes in and benches. He says he trains during the week, but I don't buy it. Hey, I have had successful training cycles of once a week. Drew you proved my favorite point, you just need to SFW!

Congrats again. I'm really proud of you. Now take care of that beautiful wife of yours for the soon to arrive bundle of poop and vomit--I mean joy.
It doesn't matter what happens between Saturday and Thursday as long as you come on Friday and SFW.


Drew,

You're the man. That was an awesome lift and you worked hard to achieve it. Well, you worked... Great work. It's a pleasure training with you and I look forward to you getting back in the gym after the next 'drew' is born. Congratulations! It was evident by your post-lift reaction that it was a huge accomplishment for you, and it is. With all the BS out there in the powerlifting community (which is full of a bunch of cry-baby bitches), your lift reminds me of why we SHOULD be lifting. For fun and personal accomplishment. You embody that and I thank you for re-openning my eyes to what lifting is really like. Seeya soon, Bro.
Thanks Rhodes. I'm glad I could help you see the light. Like I said, don't worry about training, just lift.

You hit 500 AND you got Rhodes to post here again? PR!
I'm a PR machine.


Thanks everyone for the kind words. It's time for me to take a little break and then work at putting 500 in the dust. SFW!

Sidior
08-29-2009, 04:37 PM
That's awesome Drew!

C.Pop
08-29-2009, 05:23 PM
Congrats!

evilxxx
08-29-2009, 05:37 PM
No one can argue that 500! :clap: all it was missing was 3 judges! How did it feel right before the lock out? In my opinion you got 10-20 lbs more in you right now.

Sean S
08-29-2009, 06:01 PM
Good job. Getting my first 500 BP broke a big mental barrier for me.

drew
08-29-2009, 06:18 PM
No one can argue that 500! :clap: all it was missing was 3 judges! How did it feel right before the lock out? In my opinion you got 10-20 lbs more in you right now.

It felt good the whole way. I felt just the slightest bit squirrly right before I touched, but there was no doubt in my mind once I started to press.

bald bull
08-29-2009, 07:21 PM
congrats man 500 bench is a great milestone to breal esp if u r drug free. Thats awsome!!!!

thewicked
08-29-2009, 07:26 PM
AWESOME!! I love this place! Watching all these HUGE numbers fall over and over really drives me to get my own 500lb bench...

too bad it's a long way away :(

KEEP'EM COMING!!! HUGE MILESTONE! Congrats buddy!

NickAus
08-29-2009, 07:49 PM
Well done!

Hazerboy
08-30-2009, 02:38 AM
SOLID bench dude. I hope to squat that by the end of the year XD

robchris
08-30-2009, 08:59 PM
Drew,

Kick a** lift brother! 3-years of hard work & discipline paying off... Thats what this sports about!

Congrates.
RC

Beverly McD.
08-31-2009, 06:41 AM
Congratulations! Nice bench by any standards.

drew
08-31-2009, 08:42 AM
Thanks again everyone.

Polish Hammer
08-31-2009, 11:53 AM
Bad ass.

Jonah
08-31-2009, 02:00 PM
Nice job again drew! Now go for 6 :P

drew
08-31-2009, 07:57 PM
Nice job again drew! Now go for 6 :P

Thanks Josh. Well, I might as well go for 6. I need a new long-term goal right?

Jay1
09-01-2009, 07:09 AM
Nice lift!

musclemick
09-03-2009, 09:49 PM
Awesome lift mate!!

I was stoked to hit 500 on deadlifts a few weeks back.... i feel a little bit smaller now i watched you bench that :P

cphafner
09-03-2009, 09:56 PM
awesome drew! I love seeing some of the posters that have been here excelling. Seeing the progress of guys like you and Sidior are very inspiration.