Hey guys. Had a bench meet Friday night. I did decent but not spectacular. I weighed in at 233 lbs. Benched 460 on my opener, which was a joke, then a very easy 505 on my second attempt. I was planning on going 530 or so for my 3rd attempt, but was talked into attempting 545 for a new state record. I just missed the 3rd attempt, mostly due to an equipment issue.
I was very pleased with going 2 for 3, and almost getting a new state record. I should smash that record in May, which is my next meet. Getting my bodyweight up, and training in my shirt every week, I think, were keys to my bench going up.
I have hit 500 in a meet before, and came very close to getting 525 in the past, but those were grinding efforts that took all I had. At this meet 505 was cake, and had I not pulled my shirt so far down I had trouble touching the 545, I feel it would have been smoked as well.
There is no doubt that the westside/metal militia hybrid of training I have been doing lately is working wonders. It has also helped me a lot, i think to drop speed bench on a weekly basis, and train 3 times per week rather than 4. Gives me more time to recover, has helped me avoid tendonitis and pain in my arms/elbows, and allowed me to put on some mass.
For those with a competitive spirit, getting out there and laying it on the line gives you a feeling that you will never find in the gym.
What does a typical training week look like for you?
Are you still a 3 lift competitor?
Last edited by Paul Stagg; 03-06-2003 at 10:26 AM.
Squats work better than supplements.
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I train all 3 lifts, but only compete in bench cause I am such a poor deadlifter. Right now training looks like this:
Monday, high volume, high intensity shirt bench workout.
Wednesday or Thursday, lower volume/intensity accessory workout. On this day I do RAW benching as well as back work, and hit either Good Mornings, or Rev. Hypers for posterior chain.
Sat. Big squat workout. I do 10 or 12 sets of 2 box squats, typically, either using up to 200 lbs of chain, or heavy bands in addition to the bar weight. Usually do some deadlifting after squatting. Also hit abs/core very hard on this day.
I hit the core very hard on my accessory day, do a light RAW bench workout, usually no heavier than 315 or so for some reps, and try to drag the sled, or use kettle bells or something for conditioning once or twice a week too.
Excellent B. As I said on the other board, my first meet in my denim is on Saturday. I'll let you know how that goes.
Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
@165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
@181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
@148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
@165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
@181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL
Nice job BM! Those are some awesome numbers. Good luck getting the state record!
Good luck in your upcoming meet too Latman!
What is elite?
"Those who work the hardest often complain the least." -anonymous
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
What state do you got the record in?
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Thanks to all.
Behemoth, I live in Oklahoma. I don't have the record. . . yet. I will have it, I hope in May.
What does the shirt have to do with your benching????
What kind of shirt are you talking about.....
SM-2, powerlifters wear supportive shirts. Many companies make them, but most don't have websites. www.titansupport.com has some info that explains what a shirt is, and a little bit on how and why it works.
They protect your joints when lifting big weights and allow you to bench more, and to bench more safely.
I wear a Karin's Power Wear double denim shirt, and a highly modified Inzer double denim, that Karin modified for me.
Way to go man. You better smash that Oklahoma record or I just might have too. My shirt should be coming any time now it is a Inzer single ply Fury, but I don't have any meets planed. Except going to watch the WADL Push/Pull meet in Norman.
Last edited by DK; 03-07-2003 at 04:30 PM.
Squat - 505
Bench - 325
Deadlift - 550
Total - 1380@175
I guess you learn something new every day. Thanks for the info and good luck on your competition...
WHOA way kool man!
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height: 5'8'' (im lieing its probably 5'7'')
weight: 159-165 lbs (morning and day)
goals for end of the year 405/500/600 at 170-175(with the 8pack)
other: dips 3 and a quarter plates for 4 reps