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    Finally after chasing 600 for 2 years .

    I joined the Kellum crew in June of 06. With decent strength and poor tech, and never having owed a shirt that wasn't used I was finally with people that could help. In may of 07 I hit a long time goal of mine, a 500lb raw bench. You can find it on you tube. Two weeks later I hit 560 in a meet but had lock out trouble with heavier attempts. Training continued and over the course of the next year I did 3 meets not hitting a lift in any of them, buy all the while getting stronger just not putting it together in the meets. This year it finally came together. At the Biggest Bench on The River on may 10th I opened 605 and smoked it. Then 625 smoked it as well, but pulled my peck slightly. Went for 640 on my third and just lost it in the whole. I didn't missed **** I never tried to press it I dame near rolled off the bench. Next is the Europa Super Show in Aug in Dallas, Tx. The whole team is going to this one. Jesse, Frank Caminita, Frank Trapani who has a 500 bench at 148, Philip Maranto, and AJ Shoauder. 650or better is the goal. I'd like to make a run at 700. I have the power. I've done it off of brds so I know I can handle the weight which is sometimes the hardest thing.

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    Congrats my brother! Give me a buzz...I lost your digits again!

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    sounds like a great feeling. hit up the ice cream parlor or something, you deserve it!

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    Congrats on the 625! Jesse and Frank are good people to train with so they can help you reach your goals. Tell them I say hi.

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    solid lifting bro!
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    Maybe one of you guys can give me some advice on training for competition.
    I am about seven weeks out from my first powerlifting meet. what set, and reps should I be doing. All three lifts are over 400, I hit 460 lbs. on the bench, raw with a pause.

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    Pastor Mitch, where are you located?

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    I am located in south Ga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pastor Mitch View Post
    I am located in south Ga.
    where exactly in south ga.

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    Fantastic. You'll be nailing 700 before you know it.

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    Congratulations!

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    CONGRATS ERIC! I have known you for awhile. You deserve it brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PriestCometh View Post
    CONGRATS ERIC! I have known you for awhile. You deserve it brother.
    Thanks brother. Looking for a 650+ in Dallas. You should look to come to that one.

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    Congrats Bro nice lifting especially on the raw bench nice lifting.

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    wait, are we talking about a raw bench or an equipped bench? I initially thought it was equipped


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    Its was done in gear. The point i was making by telling my raw bench was that i was getting nothing out of a shirt i should have been getting plenty out of. As my tech. got better so did my numbers. 625 raw I wish!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    wait, are we talking about a raw bench or an equipped bench? I initially thought it was equipped
    That's what I thought, too. Even though it was, impressive, nonetheless. Sounds like you made great progress in a year!
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    whats in dallas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PriestCometh View Post
    whats in dallas?
    Some NICE cheerleaders!
    Can't wait 'til tomorrow, 'cause I get stronger every day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryano View Post
    Some NICE cheerleaders!
    your damn right. I prefer the Raiderettes.

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    Congrats Eric! See you in Dallas.

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    I have better over all strength now than I did when I first started with Jesse. The heavy DB's and the heavy banded smith machine work is what I think has helped the most. We put bands on pretty much any and everything, and the outside GPP work that I'd never done before I'm sure has had its positive effects as well.
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    Rob glad to here your coming to Dallas. It was a lot of fun and a great meet last year. Think there are 5 of us going that's are lifting.
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