He may be... The One. Hopefully he'll bring the gold to the US and put Weightlifting in the spotlight around these parts.
Some strong stuff there!!
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I can't see the vid but I'm going to assume it's a lift done in training. I'd love to see him do it in a competition against other strong lifters. Every time I've seen him lift in person in a competition he's bombed out (the '09 Arnold Classic and Pan Am Games/US Nationals).
Funny thing how the great hope is strong as **** in the basic lifts, eh? That's what Louie has been preaching forever and seems to get missed on the US Olympic coaches.
That kid is unbelievable!!!!
The Raw Sqt. & BP were just as impressive as the snatch IMO!
I dont think They actively train basic lifts other than back squat... I think I read somewhere that they do DL and BP every once and a while as a sort of mini competition between fellow gym trainees... Broz is big on going big, going heavy, and going often on the C&J and S
though i might be wrong.
Last edited by Cmanuel; 04-22-2010 at 07:08 PM.
Nothing short of Herculean here.
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Wow, Mendes is a powerhouse...
If he can stay healthy and dial in for a competition it looks like he could really make a name for himself.
Here is a good thread where John Broz talks about his training philosophy, what he has pat and other oly lifters do, and how he discourages them from benching (and also talks about how his bench went up a crap ton just from squatting)
Regardless of how he trains, the only thing that really matters is that this kid is on track to bring Gold to the US for oly lifting. Pat has such a damn strong bench press without training it that often... i dont think you will see this kid missing many jerks.
Last edited by Cmanuel; 04-23-2010 at 01:42 PM.
beastly lifting! that kid is unbelievably strong
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Put it this way, what coach says he does and what he actually does probably vary a bit (perhaps without the coach's knowledge).
I'm really impressed don't get me wrong but did he do 160 at the Arnold and now less than 2 months after he does 200. How can this be? Didn't he go all out at the Arnold or has he a problem to perform when he needs to/peak for a meet?