View Full Version : Floor press pr with Video

07-09-2011, 11:31 AM
OK, this was my last heavy training session before my meet. I have battled a few injuries and am actually getting healthier as I go. This was by far the toughest training cycle I have ever had. I have pushed my training, conditioning, and diet harder than ever before. I really feel like it is starting to pay dividends.

My best floor press regardless of bodyweight was 555 and I know I am at least 20 lbs. lighter now. I came in wanting a 560. Warm ups felt awful, but Brian said feeling awful is the key to a good night. I didn't buy it, but I pressed on-literally. With the 560 I kept the mood light hearted. I wanted to treat it like the rest of my lifting. To my surprise it went easier than I thought. Now I was torn about shutting it down or not. I figured one more lift would be like a third attempt at a meet. I had to go for it. Again, quite surprised, the 570 felt even better. I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to go again, but I held back and finished up with a light work set.

Here's the vid:

chris mason
07-09-2011, 11:34 AM
Strong stuff! Nice to set a big PR!

07-09-2011, 12:37 PM
I think your friend is right, about feeling awful is a key to a good night. It happens all the time. Thats a great lift and glad ur back to PR's.

Tom Mutaffis
07-09-2011, 01:49 PM
Nice work! Definitely looked like you had more in the tank...

07-09-2011, 02:07 PM
that looked like you got it real easy to me congrats on the new pr

Rob Luyando
07-09-2011, 03:29 PM
Very Impressive weight looked lighte as it got heavier! Inspirational!

07-09-2011, 05:04 PM
easily had another 10lb in that single set!


Travis Bell
07-10-2011, 05:32 AM
Vincent is dialed in!

07-10-2011, 06:09 AM
Yeah he is, looking for good things at the meet Vinny. We want vids from the meet too buddy! You're doing some amazing things lately man, just goes to show that when you put your head down and bust your ass, you prevail, through injury and other set backs, you still move forward.

07-10-2011, 06:21 AM
The way you press is great!!

Huge floor press!!

Beverly McD.
07-10-2011, 10:56 AM
Nice work Vinnie! :) Looked like you had to work harder to get off the floor and on to your feet than you did to press the 570 LOL.

07-10-2011, 11:55 AM
Awesome lifting, Vince.

07-10-2011, 05:03 PM
Great push. Good luck meet day.

07-10-2011, 08:05 PM
Awesome lifting! Super Strong!

07-11-2011, 09:52 AM
Awesome Vinnie! Even your floor press setups look tight, great form.

07-11-2011, 05:18 PM
wow, looks like you had a lot left. Must have been from Fetzer

Brian Hopper
07-11-2011, 09:57 PM
Strong floor press Vin!!!

07-11-2011, 10:13 PM
very nice!