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.
Last edited by vdizenzo; 06-25-2007 at 09:26 PM.
geeze dude ****ing smoked it. nice job.
my god vin that is just INSANE!!! your bottom end strength is redonk dude! congrates your hard work shows!
2000 or bust
what lifts would you say benefited you most on your bench?
Congrats, big fella!
Be a man. Be awesome at it. Be proud of it. Beyond the Barbell
"Borris is correct. That sounds logical if you ask me."
Great stuff vin, I would of run around the room after that!
Once again, congratulations bro. Very nice lift. I'm disappointed that there wasn't video of the aftermath though.
Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:520 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220
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?
Amazing man. Pushing your weight to that extreme to hit those numbers impresses me even more. You ****ing earned it.
PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
Meet PRs: Bench Only 525
Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers
You're a ****ing beast Vincent. Great speed, great lifts.
that's beastly pressing man, amazing job.
Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
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!
Last edited by RhodeHouse; 06-26-2007 at 12:57 PM.
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.
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.
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
Damn man that was just beastly..... Great arch too, just a nasty lift overall.
AWESOME ****ing lift!
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Awesome I know you've been after that 600 for a bit.
Remember, to get big, you have to get strong. The two are interconnected. Lift heavy, work hard, and size will come. Like night follows day. It works. Arnold
Do work son. Big Black (Rob and Big)
Congrats! Stuff like that just makes me feel tiny and insignificant. lol