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    This week's bench challenge

    If you wish to accept it, is a three board press. Have at it boys and girls. I'll be going after it on Friday.


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    I'll try and do it on Sunday after I'm done figuring out my openers.
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    See how I feel after the meet and maybe I will due it tuesday. Is it s single rep or tripple challenge?

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    Did it last night for the evening session. Hit 625 and missed 640. YouTube is giving me a headache right now though lol. It's up on my facebook though


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    Here we go. Sheesh this is the last time I take a video with my phone lol. What a pain in the neck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luyando View Post
    See how I feel after the meet and maybe I will due it tuesday. Is it s single rep or tripple challenge?
    Yeah, just a single. Best of luck with the meet Rob. I know you'll do great!

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    Here we go. Sheesh this is the last time I take a video with my phone lol. What a pain in the neck

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    Great lifting Trav. Way to grind it out. Looking lean right now buddy.


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    Damn........still waiting for the deadlift or squat challenge vin.
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    Hell of a grinder Travis.


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    3 board is a bitch for me. I can literally full range what I can 3 board. I think it is because my sticking point is just above the 3 board height so when I hit it with no momentum it really gets me.

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    Oh, and strong lift Travis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottYard View Post
    Damn........still waiting for the deadlift or squat challenge vin.
    haha if I recall correctly you're quite the board presser there buddy.

    Thanks for the comments guys! I expect Vincent is going to demolish that number quite easily though.

    I enjoy these bench challenges though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottYard View Post
    Damn........still waiting for the deadlift or squat challenge vin.
    As long as it's a trap bar or ssb I'm in. Actually my thigh is so screwed up I better pass. Seriously, throw out sq and dl challenges. They are not about my numbers or your numbers. It's a way for all of us to kind of train together without being in the same place.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    haha if I recall correctly you're quite the board presser there buddy.

    Thanks for the comments guys! I expect Vincent is going to demolish that number quite easily though.

    I enjoy these bench challenges though.
    I am not a good board presser. I have not done them in forever. I figure I have been picking exercises that are more in my wheelhouse. It was time for more of a challenge.


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    I took my first 3 board last week and was quite happy, I hit 325 for 2...lame I know, but like Vin says it's a competetition with ones self, to better yourself, and that was good for me. Was my first time using boards, interesting to say the least. Strong lift Travis, as always bro.
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    I tried it today managed 385x1. However forgot my video camera and we didn't have enough people to have someone hold a cellphone so no video
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark! View Post
    I took my first 3 board last week and was quite happy, I hit 325 for 2...lame I know, but like Vin says it's a competetition with ones self, to better yourself, and that was good for me. Was my first time using boards, interesting to say the least. Strong lift Travis, as always bro.
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    I tried it today managed 385x1. However forgot my video camera and we didn't have enough people to have someone hold a cellphone so no video
    Excellent job guys.

    I had to shut it down at 550. I felt like I was going to blow my thigh out from my IT band problem. The weight went pretty easily, but it was not my day. I'm actually shutting training down for a solid week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Excellent job guys.

    I had to shut it down at 550. I felt like I was going to blow my thigh out from my IT band problem. The weight went pretty easily, but it was not my day. I'm actually shutting training down for a solid week.
    GL with your IT band dude. I was pretty disappointed I didn't make 405, but I did set my opener @ 315ish or 142.5kgs for July 9th. So I'm pretty stoked
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    Hope I'm not too late. 405 x 1. Just missed 430.
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    485, did mine with Mr. Bell! 3 board is a strange height for me as well Chris. I like to work on the stuff I suck at, it only makes me stronger! Easy to do the lifts you like, harder to grind out weights wtih lifts that are harder for ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkstrength View Post
    Hope I'm not too late. 405 x 1. Just missed 430.
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    Great job. You get extra credit for unracking the weight yourself. Looks like you could tuck your elbows a tad more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Great job. You get extra credit for unracking the weight yourself. Looks like you could tuck your elbows a tad more.
    Thanks! I'll work on the elbows.

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