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    Turns out I know a 667 lb bencher...

    I got my newest issue of Monster Muscle magazine yesterday. As I was thumbing through it, I came across contest coverage for a recent meet in Nevada. To my surprise, I see a picture of Tom Manno benching. Tom used to train at the same gym I did in Phoenix. He is an ex-professional football player. When I knew him, about 7-8 years ago, he was 6'2-3" AND 275 ish. He competed in natural powerlifting bench meets, and had a record of 500 ish lbs (in some federation). I think it may have been raw, but I am not sure. I do remember working out with him a few times, and of course, observing him others. He was extremely strong. He had a huge chest, shoulders, and triceps. Just a big guy all around, and not fat at all. A very nice guy as well, soft spoken. Anyway, it was cool to see someone I know in the magazine and I felt like sharing that.

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    man, what a beast, I wonder how it must feel to bench 600lbs...man.......
    A big thanks to all my friends in the USA, I am deeply grateful for your hospitality and kindness.

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    I'll never know, LOL!

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    dont say that! never say never!
    A big thanks to all my friends in the USA, I am deeply grateful for your hospitality and kindness.

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    Wow, thats pretty cool. Maybe you should contact him to wish him congrats.
    Meet PR: 290lb bench press, 505lb dead lift @ 190lbs

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    I would love to, but I am not sure how. I don't know his address. I was thinking of trying information in Phoenix. I would love to talk to him again and see if I could get him to join this site.

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    Oh there must be some mistake.... I think we need pictures as proof.

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    One difference, I noted where I saw a picture of him, so all can go there and see it. As he lifted in a meet and his accomplishment is in print, I suppose it is a bit more real than those whom I doubt. I suppose it could be wondered whether or not I really know him, but I suppose that is up to the reader.

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    You could try contacting the people who were holding the meet to see if they could give you his address or number. Just tell them your an old friend and you would like to congratulate him.
    Meet PR: 290lb bench press, 505lb dead lift @ 190lbs

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    lol I thought you were talking about yourself... (About the 667 bench) Wouldn't suprise me too much though.
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    Not me, not ever. I just don't have it in me.

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    Have you gotten back into benching?
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