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    Bench Press Workout

    It's been a while since I posted here. Here are a few videos training for the March 20th USAPL Meet at the RMLC in Denver. Pretty good workout considering I did not feel like benching today.

    475 x 3
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    485 x 2 x 1 Rested one minute and did 1 pause rep
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    Workout
    Flat Bench
    Warm ups
    45x7
    135x7
    225x7
    315x7
    Working sets
    405x3
    475x3
    485x2x1 resting one minute and did 1 pause rep
    455x3
    405x7

    Cable Pushdowns
    70x10
    90x10
    100x10
    110x10
    115x10
    Last edited by Travis Bell; 02-22-2010 at 08:38 PM.

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    Very impressive benching!! Nice and controlled too. I remember watching some of your vids in the past.

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    Looked easy.

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    Strong lifting! What are your planned lifts for the meet?
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    Very strong. Good lifting.


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    Nice benching Cyrus!!!
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    Lookin' strong bro!

    500+ no problem... Good luck at the meet!
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    Thanks guys. I appreciate the feedback.

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    Good Work. Whats your meet PR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottYard View Post
    Good Work. Whats your meet PR?
    Thanks Scott. My meet PR is 501 done last May.




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    Last edited by Cyrus Ford; 02-22-2010 at 12:55 PM. Reason: added video

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrus Ford View Post
    Thanks Scott. My meet PR is 501 done last May.
    You made that 485 x 2 look easy. I bet you'll hit at least 515 in your next meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    You made that 485 x 2 look easy. I bet you'll hit at least 515 in your next meet.
    Thanks man. I will definitely try to improve from 501 to something more. I hate calling out numbers because I am superstitious, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    You made that 485 x 2 look easy. I bet you'll hit at least 515 in your next meet.
    By the way, I see that you live in South Carolina. That's my home state, and I lived in Georgetown. It's not too far away from Sumter.

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    Georgetown is a bit nicer than Sumter.

    You don't have to call out any numbers, we'll do it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    Georgetown is a bit nicer than Sumter.

    You don't have to call out any numbers, we'll do it for you.
    Lol! Thanks I appreciate that.

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    Exceptionally impressive!

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    nice lifts man... might wanna look into some clips though help stop those plates from wobbling on the end :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xellarz View Post
    Exceptionally impressive!
    Thanks for the comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbirgel View Post
    nice lifts man... might wanna look into some clips though help stop those plates from wobbling on the end :P
    Thanks. I have collars, but I train alone so they are off for my safety.
    Last edited by Cyrus Ford; 03-01-2010 at 09:06 AM.

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    SOLID as hell!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruff Riff View Post
    SOLID as hell!!!
    Thanks man.

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    You destroyed that triple bro, very impressive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    You destroyed that triple bro, very impressive!
    Thanks. I had a good day.
    Last edited by Cyrus Ford; 03-02-2010 at 03:33 PM.

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    Are you ever gonna get strong? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCoBarbell View Post
    Are you ever gonna get strong? LOL
    Mike,

    I went into the BASEMENT to do this especially for you. Lol!

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    Last edited by Cyrus Ford; 03-03-2010 at 07:37 PM.

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