View Full Version : 600 raw bench this weekend with video

03-27-2011, 09:02 AM
I was verfy dissapointed with my SPF performance a few weeks ago. I knew I had the 600 in me. So I decided to compete this weekend. The 600 actually felt surprisingly easy. This is 600 in my second weight class.

Check out my log in the next few days for a full write up. I learned a lot from this experience, including my miss from a few weeks ago. However, I am completely spent. I just needed to get the vid out there because I am so proud of this accomplishment. I know there are not many lifters on the 600 raw list in two classes. The number of lifters who have done it in their forties has to be even smaller.

Thanks to Chris, the rest of the ALN guys, and everyone here at WBB for being so supportive.


Off Road
03-27-2011, 09:06 AM
Holy smokes. Well done Vincent and congratulations.

03-27-2011, 09:18 AM
Congrats Vinnie you are one of the greatest benchers of all time in my book.

03-27-2011, 09:33 AM
Beast!! 275 class?

03-27-2011, 10:08 AM
I also did that meet, that was incredible to see... BTW you are a very thick human being LOL Congrats dude

03-27-2011, 11:28 AM
Very impressive!

chris mason
03-27-2011, 12:27 PM
Good, now put some weight on the bar and let's see what you can really do!

03-27-2011, 01:01 PM
Great to see you come back and get that in such a short time.

03-27-2011, 01:16 PM
Great lift Vincent!

Both lifts looked really fast.

Travis Bell
03-27-2011, 01:50 PM
WOW!!! Vin that was amazing. Very very fast!

03-27-2011, 01:54 PM

03-27-2011, 02:04 PM
That looked so easy. Did you take a 3rd attempt? Great work!

03-27-2011, 02:12 PM
Great job. Looked like there was more in the tank.

03-27-2011, 02:28 PM
those were both very fast, great job

03-27-2011, 02:53 PM
Huge raw bench!!

03-27-2011, 04:28 PM
WOW!!!!!.. that went up easy, congrats

Lones Green
03-27-2011, 04:44 PM
Great work, Vincent. I knew you had it in you after watching your near miss a few weeks ago.

03-27-2011, 04:46 PM
Tons of speed vinny. What did your speed work look like heading into the meet?

Great Job

Chris Rodgers
03-27-2011, 06:08 PM
Congrats Vin! Huge accomplishment! Your speed on your bench is just ridiculous!

Brian Hopper
03-27-2011, 07:30 PM
Awesome job Vin, very impressive!!!!

03-28-2011, 05:50 AM
Thanks guys, it was a good day. Although, I feel like I have been hit by a Mack Truck. Competing twice within a month has completely fried my central nervous system.

Scott, regarding my speed work coming into the meet. As I can recall, Dave had me wave up weight, then had me add chains, then it was bands, bands and chains, then double bands. However, for the last three weeks I just deloaded. I have learned from most of my competions in the past few years I am much more successful deloading 2-3 weeks before a meet. I am going to do some more reflecting and then discuss it further in my meet write up.

Kevin K
03-28-2011, 06:35 AM
Good job Vincent! Those looked like warm ups!

03-28-2011, 07:32 AM
I hate you! That was rediculous! Congrats!

03-28-2011, 07:43 AM
When I grow up, I want to bench like Uncle Vin! :-)

Awesome work man! That speed was so sick, I thought the video stream skipped!

03-28-2011, 07:52 AM
Phenominal speed Vin!

I blinked and missed the 525!

Love watching your set up.

03-28-2011, 08:03 AM
Wow, that is crazy impressive! You looked like a man on a mission and just killed it. I think 600 moved even faster than your opener!

Tim K
03-28-2011, 08:07 AM
Vinny, you are freakishly strong. Congratulations on smashing 600 lbs! That was absolutely amazing!

03-28-2011, 10:34 AM
Can't see it here at work but great accomplishment Vinnie! Your awesome!

03-28-2011, 05:28 PM
great job vince

03-28-2011, 06:47 PM
Insane speed, great job

t gale
03-28-2011, 07:14 PM
Awesome job Vin. That was crazy fast.

03-28-2011, 09:37 PM
Damn that was awesome, congrats!

03-29-2011, 05:47 AM

That was a great accomplishment. It was great to see it and even better to be a part of it. I'm just glad I could add something to the day.

I'm looking forward to training for the Europa and really smashing weights with the team. Good lifting bro. Rest up asnd come back to the gym with that same intensity that you showed on Saturday.

04-03-2011, 09:38 PM
I'm looking forward to training for the Europa and really smashing weights with the team. Good lifting bro. Rest up asnd come back to the gym with that same intensity that you showed on Saturday.

Is that the one in CT? I was planning on making that my first meet.

04-04-2011, 10:08 AM
Sensational lifting. You are master I, right?