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elilliebridge
03-02-2011, 11:56 PM
First heavy bench day in about a month, UPA nationals is on April 17th, so i have a few heavy training days left before the meet, looking to hit a new PR at the meet.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIs8NQ9kBpM

gmen5681
03-03-2011, 05:26 AM
damn you are an absolute monster. didnt you have a pec tear not too long ago too? good luck at your meet.

ThomasG
03-03-2011, 05:32 AM
Beast status!

Ryano
03-03-2011, 05:33 AM
Good job, but why the thumbless grip? You've always done great with a regular grip.

elilliebridge
03-03-2011, 09:09 AM
Good job, but why the thumbless grip? You've always done great with a regular grip.

Thanks! And honestly it feels way better than doing the regular grip. When i trained close grips about 2 months ago and maxed out with 510, i had a thumbless grip and it felt really good, felt like i could drive/push harder with my triceps. So i decided to give it a try with my competition grip (ring fingers on the rings) and it felt the same. I've been practicing with this grip for a few weeks now, but yesterday was my first day going heavy and with pauses with that grip.

elilliebridge
03-03-2011, 09:12 AM
damn you are an absolute monster. didnt you have a pec tear not too long ago too? good luck at your meet.

Thanks! Yes, i had a pec tare back in July and it took me awhile to heal up, it wasn't until october that i hit my first 500 raw bench since the injury. The day i got injured, i paused 525 for my best PR and it tore when i was doing heavy reps after. So my goal is to beat that paused bench in my full power meet... probably go for around 240kg (529lbs) on a 3rd attempt next month.

Brian Hopper
03-03-2011, 09:52 AM
Strong benching!!!

Travis Bell
03-03-2011, 10:46 AM
Looking good Eric

johnst_nhb
03-03-2011, 11:16 AM
Always super cool to see dad and son training together!

Great benching!

cic
03-03-2011, 06:44 PM
Holy Shinto!!!!!
Strong benching there bro'.
Good luck at your meet, seems as though your PR is within reach!!!

ScottYard
03-05-2011, 06:55 AM
Crazy arch!

Brian C
03-05-2011, 11:03 AM
Crazy arch!

x2. Great benching Eric

Cards
03-05-2011, 12:00 PM
I noticed that you're on your toes, do you finds you can use leg drive better than flat footed?