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    WoooHoooo 400+ competition bench

    WoooHooo I broke 400 pounds on my bench at the AAPF/APF meet in Idaho Falls today. I got meet PRs on all three lifts too. I'm kind of kicking myself for not going a lot higher on my 3rd squat ( I was kind of lacking confidence with squatting since I've been squatting alone lately and haven't been going up high enough in training ), but other than that I couldn't have asked for a better meet. I'll post videos soon, but the meet went like this

    Squat: 425, 470, 490 (15 pound meet pr)
    Bench: 350, 380, 402 (about 20 pound meet and gym pr)
    Dead: 470, 507, 535 (5 pound meet pr)

    Oh yeah, there was a guy from the local CBS channel there. After the meet he asked me what I did for a living and where I live, he said I'm going to be on the news along with some of the other lifters. Pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTallOx View Post
    WoooHooo I broke 400 pounds on my bench at the AAPF/APF meet in Idaho Falls today. I got meet PRs on all three lifts too. I'm kind of kicking myself for not going a lot higher on my 3rd squat ( I was kind of lacking confidence with squatting since I've been squatting alone lately and haven't been going up high enough in training ), but other than that I couldn't have asked for a better meet. I'll post videos soon, but the meet went like this

    Squat: 425, 470, 490 (15 pound meet pr)
    Bench: 350, 380, 402 (about 20 pound meet and gym pr)
    Dead: 470, 507, 535 (5 pound meet pr)

    Oh yeah, there was a guy from the local CBS channel there. After the meet he asked me what I did for a living and where I live, he said I'm going to be on the news along with some of the other lifters. Pretty cool.
    Great job, those are some good numbers.

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    Well done, congrats!
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    3 pr's, that's awesome. Congrats.


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    Really awesome work Ox, congrats. I know you've been working hard on getting that 400 bench. Your hard work payed off
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    Strong lifting Ox! Congratulations!

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    thats good stuff!! congrats on the PR's !!

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    Awesome Job BTO, congrats on the PR's!!!
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    Good job. Definitely should have went higher on that last squat, but way to set PR's.

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    Congrats Ox! PR's straight across the board is almost as awesome as being on boat eating red vines and drinking Mr. Pibb!

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    congrats..... that's a memorable mark to cross..... now go to work on 500!

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    Thanks everybody. The longer I think about my performance at the meet, the more happy I am about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by theBarzeen View Post
    now go to work on 500!
    That's right! A 1500+ total, a 600+ deadlift, and 500+ bench. My three current goals ( from short term to long term ).

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    Congrats on PRs across the board.
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    Congrats! You made that 3rd squat look like an opener man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schameson View Post
    Congrats! You made that 3rd squat look like an opener man.
    I know. That third squat SHOULD have been my opener. Oh well, live and learn ( learn to not doubt myself that is ).

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    hello paul senior

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girn26 View Post
    hello paul senior
    Ha Ha, but thanks! It really isn't lopsided like it looks in the video, it's the lighting. I should have posted a video before I trimmed it up.

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    Hey congrats on the lifts man. Like they said, on to 500 bench now. Work on your technique - arch, tucking elbows, squeezing shoulder blades, etc and you'll be surprised how far that will take you. I know you've put alot of work into your technique lately and it's paid off man.
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    Awesome video, Congrats again BTO!!!
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    Great lifting Brian, that 402 bench was huge. I wish I could have been there. Conrats.

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    Congratulations BTO! PR's on all 3 events

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    Nice work Ox!

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    GOOD JOB!! You appear to be surrounded by midgets. Guess its time to change the numbers in your sig.
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