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vdizenzo
06-02-2011, 07:05 PM
Travis texted me about his reverse band bench yesterday. So, tomorrow will be reverse band bench for me. Trav said he used a blue band, so that's what I'll be doing. Not sure about the grip yet. Might do pinkies on the ring, might do comp. It will be a gametime decision. Now I absolutely can't wait to train tomorrow.

Travis Bell
06-03-2011, 08:57 AM
haha I get a kick out of this stuff. I'm pumped to see what you hit today

IronDiggy
06-03-2011, 10:33 AM
Blue band is strong or normal sized band? I got the odd colored efs bands. But I'll do this tonight.

vdizenzo
06-03-2011, 12:18 PM
Strong

jmccown
06-03-2011, 01:36 PM
what week we gonna do 500 for reps?

Brian Hopper
06-03-2011, 03:33 PM
Sounds like fun.

ScottYard
06-03-2011, 06:57 PM
I cant compete now but when i benched 840 my best reverse blue band bench from a 7 foot rack was 650. I miss being 305 lol

IronDiggy
06-03-2011, 11:00 PM
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455lbs... Weak.

Mark!
06-04-2011, 03:03 AM
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455lbs... Weak.

Looked good man, looked like you had more in you.

Mark!
06-04-2011, 03:04 AM
380 would likely be all I could muster, will check it out tomorrow night. We shall see.

vdizenzo
06-04-2011, 07:02 AM
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455lbs... Weak.

Nice clean rep. Never call yourself or your lifting weak! If you want to say something tell yourself you have lots of potential. Remember, you are competing against yourself in the gym. If you lift more than the last time then your strong!

IronDiggy
06-04-2011, 08:22 AM
Nice clean rep. Never call yourself or your lifting weak! If you want to say something tell yourself you have lots of potential. Remember, you are competing against yourself in the gym. If you lift more than the last time then your strong!

Fair enough. For some reason I had thought I'd hit 495 before. But looking back in my logs. It was 395x2 so now I am fairly happy. Aside from the fact that it is snowing outside.

Rob Luyando
06-04-2011, 08:24 AM
Tuesday its on like Donkey Kong! I can't let you kick my ass two weeks in a row!

chris mason
06-04-2011, 09:37 AM
These weekly challenges are cool. Kind of like training with people you aren't able to do so with in person.

vdizenzo
06-04-2011, 11:00 AM
Here's mine. I am pleased with the outcome. However, I am still suffering a bit of an aggrevated pec and the IT band issue. These are improving daily. I'm really excited about my training and my progress. I just want to keep getting healthier and see what I am capable of.

nAEMK6M-ZSM

Lones Green
06-04-2011, 11:22 AM
Here's mine. I am pleased with the outcome. However, I am still suffering a bit of an aggrevated pec and the IT band issue. These are improving daily. I'm really excited about my training and my progress. I just want to keep getting healthier and see what I am capable of.

nAEMK6M-ZSM

Good lord! That was sick Vincent.

J_Byrd
06-04-2011, 12:26 PM
Here's mine. I am pleased with the outcome. However, I am still suffering a bit of an aggrevated pec and the IT band issue. These are improving daily. I'm really excited about my training and my progress. I just want to keep getting healthier and see what I am capable of.

nAEMK6M-ZSM

Crazy!

IronDiggy
06-04-2011, 03:31 PM
Thats nuts V.

When are we going to do a squat challenge heheh

Jason198
06-04-2011, 04:36 PM
Wow Big Lift

Rob Luyando
06-04-2011, 05:24 PM
Vincent I just checked certain rulebooks. that was a sink heave and press. You are disqualified. :)

Travis Bell
06-04-2011, 07:42 PM
680 was it for me. I estimated 715 for Vincent in our earlier talks. I'm starting to think he feigns injury so that we can shock us all with what he ends up hitting. 740 is very very impressive

chris mason
06-04-2011, 10:47 PM
That's some strong stuff Vincent! Damn!

Travis, 680 is pretty darn good too.

kingkong51
06-05-2011, 12:20 PM
This could get interesting

Brian Hopper
06-05-2011, 03:30 PM
Great job Vin!!!

torch1980
06-05-2011, 06:45 PM
good bench presses both of you are very strong

vdizenzo
06-05-2011, 08:54 PM
680 was it for me. I estimated 715 for Vincent in our earlier talks. I'm starting to think he feigns injury so that we can shock us all with what he ends up hitting. 740 is very very impressive

Very funny Trav. I know you were kidding, but I do want to explain the injury stuff. I discuss my injuries because I know most of us have them. It's rare that we go into a competition unscathed. I'd like the newer guys to see this. We are going to get injuries and we have to figure out what we can work through and what we cannot. For two weeks I could not put my feet on the floor to bench. I could have just said to heck with it and took the time off. Instead I benched with my feet up one session and floor pressed the other. During that time I was actively rehabbing. You get out of this crazy sport what you put into it. There are no quick and easy roads to get there.

icedutah
06-05-2011, 08:58 PM
So how the the blue bands supposed to be hooked up for a challenge? I can choke them on top of an 8ft cage! Which might give like 350 help at bottom and 150 on the top still, haha. Or hang them unchoked from the top pin which is like 7 ft.

So you see not everyones blue reverse band is even close.

Rob Luyando
06-07-2011, 08:41 PM
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I have Vincent and Travis. Joints are screaming and pulled something in my neck.

SEOINAGE
06-08-2011, 11:46 AM
I think i will do some reverse bands tomorrow, will be green however as my weight is much lower than you guys, but going to try and get as close to 400 lbs as I can.

gmen5681
06-08-2011, 12:27 PM
looking forward to the next bench challenge

Brian Hopper
06-08-2011, 01:48 PM
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Impressive!!!

Travis Bell
06-08-2011, 04:46 PM
Well done Rob. Looking very strong.

I've pulled stuff in my neck before and it HURTS big time. Hope it feels better soon.

vdizenzo
06-08-2011, 05:03 PM
Friggin guy. He's got the luxury of knowing what number to hit, then he goes out and puts the bands on the outside and puts his pinkies past the ring. I have a deload this week and then it's on again. I'll post the exercise and then we can post results the same day. Serioulsy though, hope the neck feels better. This kind of sh!t is great for pushing us all. Nice press!

Ermantroudt
06-09-2011, 07:59 AM
305x5 for me!

Bar will sit on the J-Hooks with the bands on.

Rob Luyando
06-09-2011, 09:39 AM
I will be sitting out the next two weeks. Have to weeks to get ready for my meet. After the meet I am picking the exercise. Vincent yu never said we had to set it up exactly like like you do it. LOL!

vdizenzo
06-09-2011, 08:11 PM
I will be sitting out the next two weeks. Have to weeks to get ready for my meet. After the meet I am picking the exercise. Vincent yu never said we had to set it up exactly like like you do it. LOL!

Just bein a jealous hater. Good luck with the meet training brother. You are looking stronger than ever.

Dave Alan
06-11-2011, 07:19 AM
This is a great idea, Vincent. I don't call myself a powerlifter as i don't compete (I just train for my own amusement...and the amusement of anyone who sees me train) and I generally lift by myself so these challenges are a fun tool to use as motivation.

SEOINAGE
09-22-2012, 07:13 PM
I think i will do some reverse bands tomorrow, will be green however as my weight is much lower than you guys, but going to try and get as close to 400 lbs as I can.

Resurrecting an old thread. Using average bands back when I did this I didn't even get close to 400 lbs, checked my log and it was 365x1 with an attempt at 385. This morning managed 445x1 with them, couldn't have done an ounce more really. Progress, slow and steady.

Travis Bell
09-24-2012, 07:44 AM
I find reverse bands - if set up the same way each time, to be a good strength indicator of progress.

SEOINAGE
09-24-2012, 10:57 AM
I find reverse bands - if set up the same way each time, to be a good strength indicator of progress.

I've been using 2 board press and reverse band bench as my ME movement in my modified routine, as my indicators of 1 rep and 3 rep maxes. I rotate them. And since I haven't done a max attempt at regular bench since I do really well in 5 rep range at this point it is helpful, for instance my max bench was set over a year ago ish at 345 lbs, but can do 345x5 but haven't gone higher yet. So i use the other lifts as my indicators, and this exercise is just awesome imo.

Niko_El_Piko
10-06-2012, 11:09 PM
I've been using 2 board press and reverse band bench as my ME movement in my modified routine, as my indicators of 1 rep and 3 rep maxes. I rotate them. And since I haven't done a max attempt at regular bench since I do really well in 5 rep range at this point it is helpful, for instance my max bench was set over a year ago ish at 345 lbs, but can do 345x5 but haven't gone higher yet. So i use the other lifts as my indicators, and this exercise is just awesome imo.

I donīt understand why!?!?

mastermonster
10-07-2012, 01:27 PM
Impressive stuff by all of you!