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Brian Hopper
05-20-2013, 06:22 AM
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ScottYard
05-20-2013, 09:17 AM
Lifts like these are so far ahead of other guys that they alsmot dont seem real. Just Incredible.

T_M
05-20-2013, 10:17 AM
Been waiting for this one...Glad to see Eric finally take the record...and by a serious margin to boot.

banger
05-20-2013, 10:31 AM
Amazing at how much control he has with that amount of weight.

I wonder how much more he could do if they let him bench with his cap on?

krazylarry
05-20-2013, 11:13 AM
crazy strong

chris mason
05-20-2013, 01:08 PM
Super strong, but he was about half way up when given the press command... I saw a video of Bell's not locked-out pull as well. A meet is a meet, and Spoto got the lift, but unless the judging gets a little tighter people are going to lose respect for lifts done at those ST meets (at least some of the lifts).

And NO, I am NOT a Spoto hater. I think the man is an amazing presser. I just think all-time records should have reasonably strict judging.

banger
05-20-2013, 03:54 PM
Here's the link to the vid off of powerlifting watch. I'm pretty sure that it is the same lift, and you get a better view of the pause and the head ref giving the press command. Really shows how much lag there are in some video clips between the vid stream and the audio:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xwzXjry6s6g

JohnnyRingo
05-20-2013, 04:41 PM
Super strong, but he was about half way up when given the press command... I saw a video of Bell's not locked-out pull as well. A meet is a meet, and Spoto got the lift, but unless the judging gets a little tighter people are going to lose respect for lifts done at those ST meets (at least some of the lifts).

And NO, I am NOT a Spoto hater. I think the man is an amazing presser. I just think all-time records should have reasonably strict judging.

Eric didn't press until the command was given, the lag on the sound was AWFUL. There is another video to show it with better sound. I can't wait to hear what mendelson has to say.


Here's the link to the vid off of powerlifting watch. I'm pretty sure that it is the same lift, and you get a better view of the pause and the head ref giving the press command. Really shows how much lag there are in some video clips between the vid stream and the audio:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xwzXjry6s6g

Dis^

thecityalive
05-20-2013, 04:49 PM
Fucking impressive.

chris mason
05-20-2013, 08:24 PM
Here's the link to the vid off of powerlifting watch. I'm pretty sure that it is the same lift, and you get a better view of the pause and the head ref giving the press command. Really shows how much lag there are in some video clips between the vid stream and the audio:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xwzXjry6s6g


Well, it certainly looks a LOT better there. I stand corrected.

Judas
05-21-2013, 05:14 AM
When there is THAT much weight on the bar, i really hate seeing records broken by 1lb. I was also expecting some soft handoff and lockout. But DAMN. That was about as legit as an all-time world record is going to get. I consider myself a pretty strong guy all things considered... and i wish i could deadlift that... 722lbs.

The king is dead! All hail the king!

big ragu
05-21-2013, 05:23 AM
Jesus Christ that was awesome!

Side note, how sad is it that I felt like that guy when I benched yesterday, and I only moved 315!!!

Judas
05-22-2013, 06:48 AM
How about this...

Spoto's 722lb bench was only 43lbs less than my starting total... . . .

JK1
05-22-2013, 04:43 PM
The bench was awesome.. but at the same time Stan Efferding side spotting... that was equally awesome. think about it. How often are you at meets where all time world record holders are working the platform?

vdizenzo
05-22-2013, 07:57 PM
There are not enough superlatives...

Judas
05-23-2013, 05:26 AM
The bench was awesome.. but at the same time Stan Efferding side spotting... that was equally awesome. think about it. How often are you at meets where all time world record holders are working the platform?

Must be something about the ultimate all-time all-class world record benches then... Mendy's 715 had Ed Coan and Godzilla on the platform...

big ragu
05-23-2013, 06:50 AM
I couldn't even have helped spot!

Rock1984
05-23-2013, 08:51 AM
Thanks to Vincent's FB post, I saw it live...just mind boggling.

BloodandThunder
05-23-2013, 09:17 AM
Saw him speed bench 700 at the Cage at the Arnold. His forearms are just horrifying.

I love how this guy's intensity is so internal. He looks so calm when he lifts, does what he intends to do, and immediately thanks his his training partner.

If I were him, I'd totally would request oversized checks everytime I get cash like in Happy Gilmore haha