View Full Version : Video of 550lb raw Bench

Travis Bell
12-07-2010, 02:46 PM
This is video of myself and a couple other guys from this board who train out of my gym. Everyone hit some solid PRs

Thanks again to AtLarge Nutrition!


12-07-2010, 03:06 PM
What are some difference in your training when prepping for a raw meet rather a geared meet other than wearing a bench shirt as the competition gets closer?

Insane speed off the chest btw.

Travis Bell
12-07-2010, 03:12 PM
I didn't change a thing actually. Did the same exact training (including getting in a shirt 3 weeks ago) as the rest of my team at Westside

12-07-2010, 03:23 PM
Great lifting fellas!

Brian Hopper
12-07-2010, 04:09 PM
Impressive, Nice work everyone!!!

12-07-2010, 05:47 PM
Awesome lifting. Storng group of guys... As for 550... Very clean and strong. This is a big bench. Just a hair away from being closer to 600 then 500. Very cool for you travis! I gotta start doing speed work LOL

12-07-2010, 05:49 PM
Great job!

12-07-2010, 07:38 PM
You da man Trav!

12-07-2010, 07:51 PM
Awesome raw pressing power!!

Looks like you made smart jumps Travis, great day 3 for 3!!

chris mason
12-07-2010, 07:59 PM
I gave Travis **** for his opener as being a touch a go... Lol, VERY strong Travis! 550 is a BIG number.

Tim K
12-07-2010, 08:14 PM
Big benching Travis! Very impressive!

12-08-2010, 04:23 AM
your grip is narrower , why ? you always said , the widest grip is the best , raw too .

Off Road
12-08-2010, 07:06 AM
Inspiring stuff from you and your buddies.

12-08-2010, 07:42 AM
Nothing more impressive than a huge raw bench. Nice.

Travis Bell
12-08-2010, 09:24 AM
your grip is narrower , why ? you always said , the widest grip is the best , raw too .

My index fingers are on the rings. Probably just looks narrower?

Thanks for all the kind words everyone!

12-08-2010, 09:39 AM

Did you do close grip floor presses for reps this cycle? What is close grip on these, thumbs from the smooth or pinky on the rings?

Travis Bell
12-08-2010, 10:12 AM
On DE day I did sometimes.

Grip varied from index on the smooth to half thumbs from the smooth. Close grip floor press is a great way to increase tricep strength.

12-08-2010, 04:29 PM
Damn! Nice raw presses man! They looked very solid and strong! That 500 opener was a joke!

Brian C
12-08-2010, 05:18 PM
Really awesome job by you and your guys Trav, congrats!

12-11-2010, 02:58 PM
Damn fine work! Wish I had a bench.

Ruff Riff
12-13-2010, 01:19 PM
True warriors! All of you! Nice work man, so cool to see the work everyone puts in pay off on the platform!