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    Mendelson 1102 lb. bench attempt!

    Holy ***t has anyone seen this video at PL watch?

    This guy is closing in on Kennelly's record for sure. Awesome show of strength despite the fact he missed it twice!!!

    PS: can anyone post it here on WBB? I'm sorta' computer challanged, otherwise I'd do it...

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    I wish it was a better angle, its kind of hard to see what's going on from up above like that...although it'd make for a cool picture.
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    Yes, let us bow to his great ability to attempt great lifts...

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    I thought it was something else that he told the kid to bring that chalk bowl to him....I dont think I have ever seen a lifter both get his wrists wrapped for him and get the chalk bowl brought to him. Scott always wants to get everyone involved in the meet lol

    The only way to top that is to stand in the corner and have the bench brought over too......lol
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    Yeah, I am not sure how I feel about the video being posted. The man is incredibly strong to be sure, but it would rather see his successes, not misses.


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    I guess it's cool. Let me know when he actually hits a weight again.
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    scott is the greatest bench attempter of all time

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    Quote Originally Posted by douglasoh5 View Post
    scott is the greatest bench attempter of all time
    Not fair. I hear what you're saying and I've never seen him actually hit a bench in person, BUT Scot Mendelson has been at or near the top of the heap for what? 10+ years now? He'd rather swing for the fences every time in meets - I can understand that. He has nothing to gain by benching 900lbs in a meet.
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    how about 1050? or maybe 1030 for a quick pr

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    Husky,

    Thanks for posting man!

    What shirt is he wearing? Cant see any logo's... At any rate, it takes b**** of steel to get under that kind of weight!!!

    Hats off to all the big benchers on this forum as well. I'm still grinding away myself... (@405-shirted)

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    LOL Paul I noticed the exact same thing! Never seen someone order the chalk bowl brought over to them before. LOL.

    I think the logo on his singlet says Overkill right? Can't tell for sure.

    I'm with douglasoh, if it were me I'd go for a PR first. Kennelly didn't take the record by attempting weights that were too heavy for him over and over and over again, he slowly worked his weight up by hitting PRs consistently

    Kennelly has been one of the top dogs for quite some time now as well.

    I can't speak for Mendelson obviously, but when I miss an attempt at a meet, it takes a ton more out of me than making the attempt does. Thats why I always do better when I pick progressive attempts that I know I can make and just go for broke on the third.


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    Travis,
    He has the whole posse thing going on and isn't short on ego - certainly doesn't win him any PL popularity contests - I get that.
    I'm not speaking to the wisdom of his weight choices in meets, just saying I can understand where he's coming from. He's done 1000, at least in his gym - he wants a record and nothing less.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    Travis,
    He has the whole posse thing going on and isn't short on ego - certainly doesn't win him any PL popularity contests - I get that.
    I'm not speaking to the wisdom of his weight choices in meets, just saying I can understand where he's coming from. He's done 1000, at least in his gym - he wants a record and nothing less.
    Agreed...He has done 1025Lbs. officially... Scots going for all the marbles w/ the 1100 attempt.

    I saw another video where he's trying 1200 lbs. in the gym off a 2-bd.(unbelievable)!

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    That's a Overkill shirt. It's one of hell of a shirt, custom made to your specifications. Everyone on my team switched from a DBL Inzer Rage-X to Overkill and now are hitting p.r's. I'm still in the Rage-x and still hitting a p.r every week, so i can't complain.

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    Mendelson is a strong guy, no doubt. But this is an all time record attempt, at his meet, where there are no more people present than his workout partners. With a video angle that would not show the lockout or lack of. What was his opener? 1102? He needs to open with a good lift before an all time record attempt. This is no more than a gym lift attempt. I'll bet anyone can open with 1102 and bomb. I guess every meet needs to have a "chalk boy" now too. Geeeez.
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    Well the thing about Mendelson is he's becoming the Hall of Fame's version of the kid who says he can bench 315 but you go to the gym and either he can't do it without someone upright rowing it or his 315 bench does not include touching his chest. I mean compare KK, who's had one meet in three years and is considered THE BEST and the epitomy of manhood by many just by showing succesful youtube gym videos, to Mendelson. The guy is one of the best benchers EVER but in recent memory no one has been able to see him be succesful at any lift. Add to that how he's always saying he's hit a grand raw or benched 1200 in the gym and all of the sudden his ego and mouth are eclipsing his great accomplishments like being the first to do 1k or having the record raw bench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    Travis,
    He has the whole posse thing going on and isn't short on ego - certainly doesn't win him any PL popularity contests - I get that.
    I'm not speaking to the wisdom of his weight choices in meets, just saying I can understand where he's coming from. He's done 1000, at least in his gym - he wants a record and nothing less.
    Different ways to achieve a goal I suppose.

    I fully realize he wants the record, but the fact remains he's not strong enough for it yet. I want the 275 bench record (not quite the same example because Im much farther away from it than Mendelson is the all time record) so I could attempt it tomorrow and badly miss it 3 times, or I can just keep plugging along playing it smart.

    Missing weights as often as Mendelson has really puts a damper on the benches he does succeed with.

    1025 is his official bench, why not take 1030 on a second. Next meet, 1040 or 1050 after that 1060 etc. See what I mean? He's close enough to where if he'd have been progressive in his work towards the all time record, it seems to me he'd have been there by now.

    You don't get stronger when you are missing stuff all the time.

    Just my 2 cents. I never critique guys who bench more than me, this just feels like a different situation because he hardly ever gets good attempts in with PR weights


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    wow nothing exceptional about that video.. nothing motivational either.

    you get recognized and remembered for the lifts you MAKE in this sport..not what you miss. Why not chop away at it like travis said? Even I could dump 1100lbs on me just as nicely. Scott can still put it together if he wanted to but that's for sure not the way to do it.
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    To hit it big you have to be willing to miss it big.

    Scott's goal is a number. Not a PR, not a new record that's a few pounds more than an old record...a number. He'll work as hard and long as it takes, and miss as often as he has to, to accomplish that goal.

    It's not uncommon for a lifter to get his wrists wrapped or to have chalk brought to him (we actually always bring our own ).

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    I agree with Travis. To me it would be much more impressive to see him consistently hitting 1000+ lbs benches and slowly increasing his PR, rather than consistently missing benches that he doesn't have a chance at yet. Its gotten to the point where nobody cares what he attempts, because he never has a good lift.
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    But he does have a chance.

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    The day is coming when Mendelson will be on the cover of PLUSA for attempting (and missing) a weight in competition.

    He is one of the greatest of all time, but it is just plain silly how so many people get all wet over him missing a lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TankofZenzenBB View Post
    That's a Overkill shirt. It's one of hell of a shirt, custom made to your specifications. Everyone on my team switched from a DBL Inzer Rage-X to Overkill and now are hitting p.r's. I'm still in the Rage-x and still hitting a p.r every week, so i can't complain.
    ive been trying to get one of those for a while now, and cant get the guys info that makes em- all i get told is its rudy who trains at frantz gym..

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    i heard an internet interview saying he's hit 1157 in the gym. it's not a meet. and you don't actually see it. but it's what he says. hahaha.

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