Raw bencher misses lift.
Gets pinned. Too heavy?
Elbows flare too early. Too heavy?
Can't break sticking point. Too heavy?
Brings bar too low on chest. Too heavy?
Uneven bar path. Too heavy?
Uneven arm extension. Too heavy?
Ass lifts off bench. Too heavy?
Uncontrolled descent. Too heavy?
Loses upper back tightness. Too heavy?
Last edited by Brad08; 11-18-2008 at 10:40 AM.
Also, what meet did you compete in? Have you ever worn a bench shirt?
I freaking hated shirts when I got into powerlifting. But I wanted to be the best lifter I could be so I spent around 2 years just trying to figure them out. Wasn't easy but it worked. Now I'm pretty good at both
Sweet!!! A gear bashing thread!!!
750/500/690 APF Elite @ 242
Bench Only - Multi Ply SPF - 600 @ 275 (251)
Bench Only - Single Ply USAPL - 501 @ 275 (255)
Bench Only - Single Ply SPF - 550 @ 259 (257)
There's only one way to squat. Double ply, 2" high and 1 red light.
Fuck, fight, or hold the light.
I said "it seems like". Really Travis, why has the IPF made statements before wanting to limit bench shirts. You know what I meen when I say "technique".
I've only lifted in a couple unsanctioned local meets, including one here at school which our pl team put on. No I've never worn a shirt, I've never had access to one.
Titties would be neat.
Nicely done Brad!
Anymore, there really isn't a difference between single and double ply anyways thanks to the lamaninates.
My only point is that it might be good to reserve such strong judgement until you've broadened your experience level a bit more.I've only lifted in a couple unsanctioned local meets, including one here at school which our pl team put on.
Then I don't understand how you can so quickly condemn them and be so sure you understand how shirted benching works.No I've never worn a shirt, I've never had access to one.
LOL I have no idea what interview you're talking about, but I can promise you Ed wouldn't agree with that statement. If he did say it, he may have said it out of frustration.
But I really doubt Ed said that because he wore gear almost all the time
Yet he wore gear pretty consistently.
My point was that they don't diminish each other accomplishments, there is a mutual respect. Some of the posters in this thread don't seem to be able to show a level of respect for both accomplishments, rather they feel the need to tear one or the other down.
Alas, I tire of this thread. I have a final to go take. Have a nice day