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    Video of 550lb raw Bench

    This is video of myself and a couple other guys from this board who train out of my gym. Everyone hit some solid PRs

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    What are some difference in your training when prepping for a raw meet rather a geared meet other than wearing a bench shirt as the competition gets closer?

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    I didn't change a thing actually. Did the same exact training (including getting in a shirt 3 weeks ago) as the rest of my team at Westside


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    Awesome lifting. Storng group of guys... As for 550... Very clean and strong. This is a big bench. Just a hair away from being closer to 600 then 500. Very cool for you travis! I gotta start doing speed work LOL
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    You da man Trav!


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    Awesome raw pressing power!!

    Looks like you made smart jumps Travis, great day 3 for 3!!
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    I gave Travis **** for his opener as being a touch a go... Lol, VERY strong Travis! 550 is a BIG number.


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    Big benching Travis! Very impressive!

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    your grip is narrower , why ? you always said , the widest grip is the best , raw too .

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    Nothing more impressive than a huge raw bench. Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xolix View Post
    your grip is narrower , why ? you always said , the widest grip is the best , raw too .
    My index fingers are on the rings. Probably just looks narrower?

    Thanks for all the kind words everyone!


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    Travis,

    Did you do close grip floor presses for reps this cycle? What is close grip on these, thumbs from the smooth or pinky on the rings?

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    On DE day I did sometimes.

    Grip varied from index on the smooth to half thumbs from the smooth. Close grip floor press is a great way to increase tricep strength.


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    Damn! Nice raw presses man! They looked very solid and strong! That 500 opener was a joke!

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    Really awesome job by you and your guys Trav, congrats!
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    Damn fine work! Wish I had a bench.
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    True warriors! All of you! Nice work man, so cool to see the work everyone puts in pay off on the platform!

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