"600 Pounds of Raw Bench".....
Great article Rhodes, very well written.
Last edited by HP666; 02-29-2008 at 09:25 AM.
nice article Rhodes. It's nice to see 600 lb benchers doing speed work with 135
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Good article, now if only I were smart enough to learn from it. I have issues following point #1. I know better, I just don't do better.
Last edited by Tim K; 02-29-2008 at 05:48 PM.
I think alot of lifters are like you Tim, they know what to do, yet they don't.
Personally I don't understand that at all (not meant to be an insult) I find it very confusing.
I was honored and flattered that my friend and training partner wrote that article. He deserves credit for helping me with that program. I will be using the same template for my equipped return to the platform.
Honestly, there is no real excuse. I am doing much better. I have my workouts written down in advance, hit the weight room with my spreadsheet printed out, and try to stick to it.
It helps, but sometimes you really just want to SFW!
Hell'uva bench by Vinnie. Nice article by Matt.
Last edited by Tim K; 03-01-2008 at 07:39 AM.
What I normally tell people is that we aren't in there for gym PR's though. We are there training for meet day. The one day when we leave it all out there on the platform. We control our own outcome on meet day. You're much farther than most people though if you have numbers down on paper as to what your going to hit. Good work
Here were the results of that training cycle
Last edited by vdizenzo; 03-01-2008 at 02:27 PM.
Vin that was sick. You are one big boy haha
so fast. you are a big mother****er dude. keep going, lets see a 650.
very good article...
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How sad do you have to be to lie to people on the internet. How weak or broken do you have to be to lie about how tough you are, how much you lift or how big or lean you are? You are lying to people you will never meet. The worst part is your the only one that does not see the lies show through so clearly. Just be happy with what you have, it may not be what you once had, but it is still better than many will ever have
that 550 looked like speed work
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This is a nice article, good work guys.
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I think Rhodes writes some good articles. I have had great success with his raw squatting program.
Ah, good bump. This was a great thread.
That was actually good for me to re-read. Those who read my log know I bombed at a meet last weekend due to several factors.
Nothing really changed though, this was still my mentality (Reko's quote) today even in the gym I just sat down and thought "what can I do here that will make me stronger on the platform"
I don't give a rip if my quaded monster band, close grip 7 board press goes up in and of itself, but if it helps me on the platform, I'm good to go.
Too often people get tunnel vision when they are in the gym. They stick to what they are good at because it's fun, it feels good, makes you feel like you're strong. If everyone spent more time at what they sucked at, they'd all get stronger. You don't need to spend more time on what you're already good at
That is a very good point. It is very hard to check your ego at the door when you go to the gym, it is normal for a hardcore pler to want to rip heavy weights every single session. If you have a great routine and it calls for a certain number, but you feel so good, its hard not to try to get a pr, but often times that can actually set you back in a cycle due to recovery time etc. It is NOT easy to work your weaknesses, but that is what will make you better. A personal example is ab work, I used to do it at the end of my workouts like most but one of my partners thougth I should have stronger abs. I moved it to FIRST in my workouts twice a week and had great results. As for the article, great read and I am sure many will learn from it. A 600 raw bench has been done by only a few and is one milestone that will always garner much respect.
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