1st Attempt 700#:
2nd Attempt 740#:
Got called on uneven extension and my butt comming off the bench. I pulled the collar down just a bit and the weight came off my chest a ton faster than I anticipated.
3rd Attempt 740#:
This was a much better lift. I was very happy with it and am confident I left a good bit on the platform
Thanks to lil power for the videos. Thanks to Lones for helping me out with my equipment.
Like I said in the other thread, this was by far one of the most fun meets I've done in awhile
travis, good job on your lifts. i would have given the second one to you anyways. have a question for you- on the issue of the placement of your shirt. it looks as if your shirt collar is realatively high. do you always wear it this way ? i wear mine alot lower and was just wondering how it feels for you. the lower my collar is the more pop i get at the bottom. how ever you wear your shirt, your 740#'s looked great.. how soon till 800?
Nice bench. You are definitely a beast.
You're exactly right, my collar is high. Reason is, I just don't need it that jacked yet. My plan is to slowly work my way up to 800 and beyond. If I get in a hurry and try and squeeze 100% out of the shirt right now, it just doesn't leave me much for the next meet. Plus, my technique isn't ready for 800+ yet. So if I keep slowly hitting PRs at each meet and slowly learning more each time, when I hit 800 it'll be clean, fast and I'll be ready for the next PR after that
Great job Travis! Also, good luck with your 800 bp quest too.
"BIG WILLIE" J.T. HALL
611 MISS ATTEMPT AT THE 2008 BP NATIONALS
562lb DRUG-FREE COMPETITION BENCH PRESS
491 COMPETITION UNEQUIPPED BENCH PRESS
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Congrats on the 740.
Can't wait 'til tomorrow, 'cause I get stronger every day!
the westside record board shall fall to you very soon, at the rate you're going!
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Good $Hit Travis... Looked real strong.........
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LOL I always grow my bear out and hair before a meet. Makes my jaw look a lot bigger haha. I've already scraped the beard and gotten a haircut.
Awesome lifts, Travis! Do you always do bench only or do you ever squat and pull?
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very impressive lifts, travis! and i agree...loving the beard haha.
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Nice vids Travis. That last 740 was very strong and clean!!
Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
@165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
@181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
@148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
@165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
@181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL
Awesome work Travis! 40lbs PR is monster, 800 stands no chance against you.
Good solid lifts Travis!!!
Nice lifts, and pay attention to the girl at the very beginning of the last video you posted. The head whip makes me lol.
Great lifts, Travis. You looked real strong. You'll have to come out to Elite when Vincent and I train out there in February. Get bigger.
LOL primal, you know that girl posts here right?
Thanks Rhodes! I would LOVE to train at Elite with you guys. Vincent or yourself should PM me the dates you'll be here and I'll meet you at Elite