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    This week's bench challenge

    Travis texted me about his reverse band bench yesterday. So, tomorrow will be reverse band bench for me. Trav said he used a blue band, so that's what I'll be doing. Not sure about the grip yet. Might do pinkies on the ring, might do comp. It will be a gametime decision. Now I absolutely can't wait to train tomorrow.


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    haha I get a kick out of this stuff. I'm pumped to see what you hit today


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    Blue band is strong or normal sized band? I got the odd colored efs bands. But I'll do this tonight.
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    what week we gonna do 500 for reps?
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    Sounds like fun.
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    I cant compete now but when i benched 840 my best reverse blue band bench from a 7 foot rack was 650. I miss being 305 lol
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    455lbs... Weak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IronDiggy View Post
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    455lbs... Weak.
    Looked good man, looked like you had more in you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IronDiggy View Post
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    455lbs... Weak.
    Nice clean rep. Never call yourself or your lifting weak! If you want to say something tell yourself you have lots of potential. Remember, you are competing against yourself in the gym. If you lift more than the last time then your strong!


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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Nice clean rep. Never call yourself or your lifting weak! If you want to say something tell yourself you have lots of potential. Remember, you are competing against yourself in the gym. If you lift more than the last time then your strong!
    Fair enough. For some reason I had thought I'd hit 495 before. But looking back in my logs. It was 395x2 so now I am fairly happy. Aside from the fact that it is snowing outside.
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    380 would likely be all I could muster, will check it out tomorrow night. We shall see.
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    These weekly challenges are cool. Kind of like training with people you aren't able to do so with in person.


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    Here's mine. I am pleased with the outcome. However, I am still suffering a bit of an aggrevated pec and the IT band issue. These are improving daily. I'm really excited about my training and my progress. I just want to keep getting healthier and see what I am capable of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Here's mine. I am pleased with the outcome. However, I am still suffering a bit of an aggrevated pec and the IT band issue. These are improving daily. I'm really excited about my training and my progress. I just want to keep getting healthier and see what I am capable of.

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    Good lord! That was sick Vincent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Here's mine. I am pleased with the outcome. However, I am still suffering a bit of an aggrevated pec and the IT band issue. These are improving daily. I'm really excited about my training and my progress. I just want to keep getting healthier and see what I am capable of.

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    Thats nuts V.

    When are we going to do a squat challenge heheh
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    Vincent I just checked certain rulebooks. that was a sink heave and press. You are disqualified.

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    680 was it for me. I estimated 715 for Vincent in our earlier talks. I'm starting to think he feigns injury so that we can shock us all with what he ends up hitting. 740 is very very impressive


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    That's some strong stuff Vincent! Damn!

    Travis, 680 is pretty darn good too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    680 was it for me. I estimated 715 for Vincent in our earlier talks. I'm starting to think he feigns injury so that we can shock us all with what he ends up hitting. 740 is very very impressive
    Very funny Trav. I know you were kidding, but I do want to explain the injury stuff. I discuss my injuries because I know most of us have them. It's rare that we go into a competition unscathed. I'd like the newer guys to see this. We are going to get injuries and we have to figure out what we can work through and what we cannot. For two weeks I could not put my feet on the floor to bench. I could have just said to heck with it and took the time off. Instead I benched with my feet up one session and floor pressed the other. During that time I was actively rehabbing. You get out of this crazy sport what you put into it. There are no quick and easy roads to get there.


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    So how the the blue bands supposed to be hooked up for a challenge? I can choke them on top of an 8ft cage! Which might give like 350 help at bottom and 150 on the top still, haha. Or hang them unchoked from the top pin which is like 7 ft.

    So you see not everyones blue reverse band is even close.

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