View Full Version : Travis Bell benches 550 raw

12-05-2010, 12:25 PM
Travis just texted me that he went 3 for 3 with a 500, 530 and a 550. I bet he was a very light 275 lber as well. Great job Travis. You have such great things ahead of you. I'm looking forward to a video.

12-05-2010, 12:28 PM
NICCCCCCCCCCCCCE!!!!!!!!!! Congrats to Travis.

12-05-2010, 12:52 PM

12-05-2010, 01:07 PM
Great job Travis!

12-05-2010, 01:28 PM
Way to go, Travis! Incredible!

Dan Fanelli
12-05-2010, 01:36 PM
Good Work! Travis.... Very inspiring.

Lones Green
12-05-2010, 02:13 PM
Incredible! Glad to hear this!

Just texted me and said Hoff smashed 900!

12-05-2010, 02:19 PM
That is awesome he will be hitting 600 before you know it.

12-05-2010, 02:34 PM
Good for him!

Brian Hopper
12-05-2010, 03:23 PM
Damn it man, nice work Travis!!!!

Chris Smith
12-05-2010, 04:05 PM
I was there and saw it. Very clean lifting. Great Job.


Off Road
12-05-2010, 04:16 PM
Very nice Travis. Congratulations.

12-05-2010, 04:22 PM
HUGE lifting Travis!


lil' power
12-05-2010, 07:36 PM
whoa, big lifting Travis, Congrats!

12-05-2010, 07:47 PM
hot damn! i def wanna see videos now

12-05-2010, 07:48 PM
He weighed in at 251. 550 was a smokeshow. I'm sure he'll have more up later.

Travis Bell
12-05-2010, 07:49 PM
Thanks a lot everyone! It was a really fun meet with some incredible lifting that went on. As Lones said, Hoff squatted 1060, benched 900 and pulled at least 810 (I had to leave to get ahead of the storm)

The meet moved at a decent pace which is always appreciated.

I actually really didn't change my training a whole lot leading up to this meet besides pausing stuff last week.

I sleep better in my own bed so I got up at 4:00am this morning and by 4:30 hit the road for Cincy. Arrived by 7:45, ate a light breakfast and then weighed in at 251. I've really had a problem keeping my weight on lately. Not sure what the deal is there but I'm going to really focus on eating correctly and keeping it at 255. That's where I'm strongest at.

I opened at 500 and it went up very easily. I took 530 on a second which was a 30lb PR, again it went up very quickly. Sticking to my plan I called for 550. i've never taken that much weight raw before (straight weight) so I was a little nervous. I rushed my setup a little and put my feet just a tad too wide, which effected my drive off my chest, but I was fortunate to be able to grind it out at the top.

550 is a 50lb PR at a 20lbs lighter bodyweight! I was very pleased. I've struggled with a bit of consistency with my equipped benching lately and just decided I was rushing things. So in the mean time I decided to mix things up by competing raw and it was a very nice change! Warmups are MUCH more simple lol.

Huge thanks to my Westside brothers, particularly AJ and Rich who handed out to just about everyone.

One of the guys from my gym got video of at least my 550 that I'm sure he'll post in the next day or two.

Thanks again to my sponsor, AtLarge Nutrition for making some of the best supplements in the business!

12-05-2010, 08:20 PM
Congrats on the big lift.

12-05-2010, 10:03 PM
That's awesome! 550 is a HUGE raw bench! Congrats to him! Can't wait to see the video.

Tom Mutaffis
12-06-2010, 05:40 AM
Nice work Travis!

Kevin K
12-06-2010, 05:57 AM
Good job Travis!

Ryan Celli
12-06-2010, 06:47 AM
Nice Travis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12-06-2010, 08:12 AM
Huge press Travis, great job!

Ruff Riff
12-06-2010, 08:40 AM
You deserve it and you earned it big man! Congratulations! Guess that "just work harder" idea is working! :)

Awesome bud!

12-06-2010, 08:54 AM
Hell of a raw bench Travis! Nice work!

12-06-2010, 09:49 AM
That is a HUGE PR at that kind of weight! Not to mention body weight. Cant wait for video

12-06-2010, 11:51 AM
Nice benching Travis.

12-06-2010, 01:12 PM
Awesome Job Travis! Congrats on the big PR!

12-06-2010, 01:13 PM
Impressive Travis, congrats!

Erik 23
12-06-2010, 03:53 PM
Now that is Power Travis.You putting up that kind of weight at like 250 man thats Sick. Awesome lift Travis.

Tim K
12-06-2010, 05:40 PM
Big Bench! Congratulations Travis!

12-13-2010, 02:18 PM
Extraordinary Raw benching Travis.
Keep it up!

12-13-2010, 08:00 PM
Grrrrrrrrr, damn I miss raw benchin'