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MrsBobbyFields
09-20-2006, 09:22 AM
Laura benched 465 in the 181lbs weight class for women at the APF Leave No Record Unbroken Powerlifting & Bench Press Championship in Fremont, Ohio. She was very close to locking out 485 on her third attempt. This beats the former record held by Svetlana Dedulia from Russia of 463.

We are so proud of you Laura!!! You'll be hitting 500 soon! Congratulations and stay strong!!!

Laura Phelps
09-20-2006, 10:49 AM
Hey, Thanks so much Kathy!!!!! I really appreciate it! See you in a few weeks! : )

RedSpikeyThing
09-20-2006, 11:27 AM
That is a ridiculous amount of weight - congratulations!

chris mason
09-20-2006, 11:30 AM
Yep, awesome lift!

TommyBoy
09-20-2006, 11:36 AM
Awesome lift! :bow:

Barker
09-20-2006, 01:08 PM
Congrats Laura! Great lifting.

Anthony
09-20-2006, 01:18 PM
Congrats Laura!!

ArchAngel777
09-20-2006, 01:32 PM
That is crazy... You are almost twice the man I am and yet you are a women... This boggles the mind... Congrats on a way awesome and impressive lift.

bigbadwolfe
09-20-2006, 01:50 PM
She did it pretty damn easily once she decided to quit playing with damn bar!!! 485 was right there, I was as close as anyone could be(sidespot) and it was less then an inch from lockout!!! Laura is one of the most amazing lifters ever. Male, Female it does not matter she is one of the best ever!!! Anyone who doubts that is ridiculous!!! Laura your my Gym Girl :) and 500 is right around the corner. You do 500 and I'll do 900 lets take this sh-it to the next level!!!!!

Good Job Sweets, I am so PROUD of you!!!! See you this weekend!

Wolfy!!!!

Guido
09-20-2006, 02:04 PM
Wow. She's working on 500 and I'm still working on 400. Oh well, something to shoot for. Congrats, Laura!

JustinASU
09-20-2006, 02:46 PM
un****ingbelievable. Amazing. Congrats Laura!!!!!

Clifford Gillmore
09-20-2006, 03:13 PM
Holy awesome work! What the hell have you guys been up to? breaking records every here and there!

Sidior
09-20-2006, 03:15 PM
simply amazing, way to do it Laura!

bjohnso
09-20-2006, 03:37 PM
Congratulations!

drew
09-20-2006, 03:54 PM
Wow, congrats Laura!

ritz600
09-20-2006, 04:34 PM
congrats laura:omg: :strong:

Laura Phelps
09-20-2006, 08:52 PM
Thanks everyone!!!!!

Laura Phelps
09-20-2006, 08:56 PM
She did it pretty damn easily once she decided to quit playing with damn bar!!! 485 was right there, I was as close as anyone could be(sidespot) and it was less then an inch from lockout!!! Laura is one of the most amazing lifters ever. Male, Female it does not matter she is one of the best ever!!! Anyone who doubts that is ridiculous!!! Laura your my Gym Girl :) and 500 is right around the corner. You do 500 and I'll do 900 lets take this sh-it to the next level!!!!!

Good Job Sweets, I am so PROUD of you!!!! See you this weekend!

Wolfy!!!!

Ahhhhhh, Wolfy! Thank you SO much! And thank you for getting in my ear before that second attempt! It really helped. You put it simply and it made sense, that I had two 350 lb.+ guys on each side of the bar that were not gonna let anything happen, so just let that bar drop!!!!! LOL!

You have yourself a deal! We ARE gonna take this sh-it to the next level! 500 and 900, here we come! Thanks so much for your support, your encouragement, and your friendship! Cant wait to get back in the gym Sunday! See you then!

"Gym Girl" : )

Patz
09-20-2006, 09:12 PM
465 is incredible..what's your raw max?

getfit
09-21-2006, 03:27 AM
congrats Laura, that is just awesome.

K1M
09-21-2006, 05:14 AM
The thought of a 500lb bench from a 181lb female makes me want to huddle under my computer table. That is insane!

ritz600
09-21-2006, 07:21 AM
Ahhhhhh, Wolfy! Thank you SO much! And thank you for getting in my ear before that second attempt! It really helped. You put it simply and it made sense, that I had two 350 lb.+ guys on each side of the bar that were not gonna let anything happen, so just let that bar drop!!!!! LOL!

You have yourself a deal! We ARE gonna take this sh-it to the next level! 500 and 900, here we come! Thanks so much for your support, your encouragement, and your friendship! Cant wait to get back in the gym Sunday! See you then!

"Gym Girl" : )
it's gonna happen soon!!!!!:strong: :D

DaoineSidhe
09-21-2006, 10:20 AM
WoW...That deserves a serious Grats. I've found new inspiratin to hit the weights even harder now.

500squat
09-21-2006, 11:26 AM
That's an amazing lift....CONGRATS!

Laura Phelps
09-21-2006, 01:52 PM
Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!!!!

mrelwooddowd, I have no clue what my raw max is. I don't really ever do full range raw max lifts. Usually I have some sort of bands or chains on the bar, or I do board presses, floor presses, etc.

droman
09-21-2006, 01:53 PM
Damn i feel weak. anyway congrats im not hating it just motivates me.

Built
09-21-2006, 02:00 PM
WOW!


I would LOVE to have seen that one!



Major props to you, girl!

John04Civic
09-21-2006, 02:57 PM
Congrats. Its great to see hard work pay off isn't it?

Laura Phelps
09-21-2006, 09:12 PM
It sure is! Thanks everyone!

Nosaj
09-22-2006, 02:08 AM
Congrats Laura, huge lift!!! :)

Bob
09-22-2006, 03:21 AM
Awesome work Laura!!!
Can't wait to see the video... and the 500 when it bows to your strength.
The plates are shaking when they see you coming!!

Natetaco
09-22-2006, 05:17 AM
wow strongest bench in the WORLD thats amazing. congrats

Westsidemonster
09-22-2006, 05:33 AM
This is beyond me!!! How could a woman be stronger than me??? This makes me mad, but at the same time I would like to say, congratulations...;)

Guido
09-22-2006, 09:46 AM
Laura, Becca Swanson, Lisa Miller, Priscilla Ribic, Kara Bohigian... all those women could put MOST men to shame!

squat6
09-22-2006, 05:10 PM
Just had to say CONGRATS!!
That is absolutely outstanding!!
Makes me keep working harder and harder

dw06wu
09-22-2006, 06:00 PM
hahaha, a chick totally owns me. depressing. congrats!