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That was a great lift. Also, where can you get that kind of bench? I've never seen one w/ racks that move like that. Looks really good especially you can unrack it by yourself and still maintain your arch/back tightness.
Last edited by MPB; 01-10-2009 at 11:49 AM.
That's pretty crazy, especially that arch. I'm not doubting or anything, but how much of your ass was on the bench?
Love the energy from your buddies though, it helps a lot!
Awesome lift man!
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i also keep it down so when meet day comes im prepared!!
i do alot of stretching and practicing with pipes and different movements to be more flexible!
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good job, i know a 405raw bench at 180 is hard
Last edited by smokinHawk; 01-13-2009 at 06:04 AM.
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Noob question. Is your back supposed to be arched like that? That looks like it would do some serious damage to your back lol.
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@165- 430(w/wraps) SQ 260 BE 560 DL.....1250 total
@181- 470(w/wraps) SQ 285 BE 565 DL.....1320 total
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@165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
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I never really got how people could arch their back like that (I always keep my back almost flat on the bench), cause I tried it once and good god did my my back hurt afterwards.
Nice job, love the intensity (you and your partners).
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That is an awesome press man! But is it truely a raw bench if you are using elbow wraps? I seriously don't know, I'm not trying to downplay your lift. I just didn't know if you could use elbow wraps for raw meets.
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Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)
Total - 1236 (1168.4)
Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525
Good Bench Bro! Quick question, I have also always kept my back flat when benching, what is the advantage/disadvantages of the arch in the back!
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Bench - 405 as of 12/22/08
DL - 405
Squat - 315 x 10 (have never maxed)
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