I hit 635 like it was butter and 675 pretty easily as well. I feel pretty confident that I could open with 675 but it kinda goes against the grain to open with something I've never benched in a meet before. Even the 635 will be a 5lb meet PR but I could probably double 635 so I'm not worried about it.
a HUGE thanks goes out to Vincent Dizenzo for being my internet coach for this meet. Whatever I bench at the ProAm is really due to him because without his critique's on my form I'd have been much worse off. Fortunatly I'll be back at Westside in short time so I'll have Lou to get on my case again.
I'm so pumped for this meet. I have that invincibly strong feeling again and I'm ready to drop the hammer.
I'll also add a big thanks to Chris and Daniel because without their help I'd not have met my goal of keeping my weight at 255lbs this summer.
Nice work Travis, and best of luck at the Pro-AM...The KC crew is rooting for you
lifts looked realy good travis. as long as you explode off the bottom and carry it through to the top i can see 700 for you... good luck at cincy...
Lifts looked very strong Travis good work.Nail some big numbers at the meet. Were all behind you.
Good luck to you, Travis. I know you'll do well!
Good job to Vincent for the help! That is real cool of him. It really is nice to have guys like him and others here to pick their brains.
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Good luck Travis! All the hard work is done, now its time to have fun!
Thanks for the nod Trav, but you did the work. You look really ready. I look forward to watching you excell in this meet and throughout your career. Like Paul said, now it's time to have fun.
Also, I like your idea of opening light. Whenever I don't do that I bomb. Set yourself up for success. You'll have two lifts after that to put the hammer down.
Good luck Travis. While your at the Pro Am I'll be at Europa. I'll be open around 640 myself. Bring it home.
good luck at the proam buddy
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6'3, 308 lbs
looked strong. good luck.
Great last shirt workout!
Also, good luck & open up light too(635)!
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Very impressive man, that looked light.
I always thought you were bigger than 255. I mean that in a good way, because you move some big weight around as if you were much heavier.
hahhaha that 635 looked like speed work. That thing ****ing flew up. Slam some weight man!
Looking strong travis, look forward to watching you at the pro/am
Nice work Travis. What day are you lifting? If I can, I'll run down there and watch... maybe get some extra video for you.
Good work Travis! Tear it up in two weeks!!
Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
@165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
@181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
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Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL
Hope things go well for you at the Pro Am. You definitely have it in you to push some BIG numbers.
AWESOME work as always travis! BRING IT HOME BABY! 675 looked EASY! I want to see you smoke 700! You've got it in you.. just bring it together like we all know you can and DO! Best of luck at the meet big guy!
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Get after it, bro. The work is done and the fun time begins. You look strong. Things will go well for you, my man. Good luck.