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Thread: I did it! 600 lb unequipped bench at IPA World's

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    I did it! 600 lb unequipped bench at IPA World's

    I put in the hardest 16 week training cycle of my life. I pushed my weight up 15lbs to 328 during that time on a frame that was just about busting from the seams to begin with. This was a proud accomplishment for me. Thanks to the entire SFW crew at Southside and especially those who helped at the meet. Rhodehouse and Big E. I also have to thank my wife for enabling this insanity. I'm a lucky guy.

    Not to forget, I am very proud to say that Tee (Rob McCray) hit an 805 equipped bench. He is now that biggest bencher at Southside Gym. Congrats Tee, but I gotta tell you that I want that title back.

    Now it's time to cut weight. I have a NAS strongman on 7/21. I want to be down to 300lbs by then. Then it's down to the 275's for the fall and back into my trusty Inzer gear. I think I still have a couple of good lifts left in me.

    Here are my lifts. Tee I'll get your performances up tomorrow.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7LjtMZRTZ0
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    geeze dude ****ing smoked it. nice job.
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    my god vin that is just INSANE!!! your bottom end strength is redonk dude! congrates your hard work shows!
    2000 or bust

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    very nice.
    what lifts would you say benefited you most on your bench?

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    Congrats, big fella!
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    SFW!

    Great stuff vin, I would of run around the room after that!

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    Great lift vin! Fast as hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtteg_x View Post
    very nice.
    what lifts would you say benefited you most on your bench?
    the bench flat incline floor presses the all worked this cycle i think

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    Congrats dude, awesome lift!

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    Once again, congratulations bro. Very nice lift. I'm disappointed that there wasn't video of the aftermath though.

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    awesome you didnt struggle with it at all, looks like you needed more weight. was the 550 your first attempt? then the 600 your second, did you go for a third?

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    Very well done. I am extremely impressed.

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    Amazing man. Pushing your weight to that extreme to hit those numbers impresses me even more. You ****ing earned it.
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    You're a ****ing beast Vincent. Great speed, great lifts.

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    that's beastly pressing man, amazing job.

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    SFW!

    Notice the sexy gentleman lifting off for Vincent. You guys have no idea how hard he worked to get that lift. We talked 3-4 times a week for almost the whole training cycle. The last week he called everyday to let me know he was still alive. The work and dedication and sacrifice paid off.

    To all you young guys out there, this stuff doesn't come easy. That lift, that looked like it was 315, took a lot of effort. The lift that you see, is the end result of more hard work than you understand, right now, or maybe ever. If you want something, go out and get it. Don't cry about genetics and all the other BS - just go out and get it, just like Vincent did. Congratulations Cenzo. SFW!
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    Wow. Incredible. You can now say you are one of the elite benchers of all time. So few men have benched 600 raw. Very nice work.
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    Beastly. I think you could have launched the 550 over the uprights! Congrats on hitting you big goal and good luck with the weight loss.
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    Damn man that was just beastly..... Great arch too, just a nasty lift overall.

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    That's amazing. Great work Vinny.l

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    AWESOME ****ing lift!


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    Awesome I know you've been after that 600 for a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    Wow. Incredible. You can now say you are one of the elite benchers of all time. So few men have benched 600 raw. Very nice work.
    I can't state how awesome a 600lbs RAW lift is. I'll never see one in this country, awesome ****.

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    Congrats! Stuff like that just makes me feel tiny and insignificant. lol

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