585 Lbs Bench Press

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  1. Noodles03 Purple Belt

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    I wonder who’s going to break this record.

     
  2. ASUThermo Wide Right: ╚╦╝ ○

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    Joe Amendola will knock that out this year, and it won't be subject to criticism like that one.
     
  3. JimRussel Brown Belt

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    The bench press is definitely the lift where people are sometimes able to exploit the rules to absurd degrees because of their builds.
     
  4. deadshot138 Gold Belt

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    What the fuck. That's meet legal?
     
  5. JimRussel Brown Belt

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    What about it would be illegal when you look at the rules of performance for a bench press?
     
  6. boingyman If can, can. If no can, no can.

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    Amendola has a super freaky bench. If he can boost his squat and deadlift he will threaten the other 105s although I think Rouska will eventually dominate that class unless he decides to drop to 93s and take out Cayco, which I think he can.
     
  7. deadshot138 Gold Belt

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    You know, Jim. I googled the bench press standard and couldnt find anything wrong with this lift.
     
  8. JimRussel Brown Belt

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    *cums*
     
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    He was held back on squat and deads at nationals, coach was worried about injury or some shit. I He is 100% a freak show on bench though.
     
  10. boingyman If can, can. If no can, no can.

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    That's even more scary then.
     
  11. jgarner Silver Belt

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    Doesn't look like his ass is on the bench, but it's hard to tell when he's shaped like a lowercase n.
     
  12. JimRussel Brown Belt

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    I guess it’s a good thing you’re not a judge.
     
  13. Samjj Green Belt

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    wtf is that ROM. He unracks it and then gets the go ahead from the ref after he sets his ass on the bench.
     
  14. JimRussel Brown Belt

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    As per the rule book, yes.
     
  15. Samjj Green Belt

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    yep, but fuck, what a stupid way to lift.
     
  16. JimRussel Brown Belt

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    What’s “stupid” about it?

    He happens to be built in a way that allows him to exploit the current rules of the given sport to an extreme degree. What can you do?

    Powerlifting isn’t a range of motion contest, it’s a move as much weight as possible while adhering to the rules contest.
     
  17. deadshot138 Gold Belt

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    Imagine on
    It's like getting mad at lanklets with huge sumo deadlifts that start at mid shin and lock out a hair above the patella. They were blessed with that build, can't hate them for it.
     
  18. Samjj Green Belt

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    I mean it's exactly what you describe, exploiting the current rule system. "Pretty" lifts have a more impressive ROM which involves more coordination of muscle groups and greater demonstration of over all power. Powerlifting as the name implies is supposed to be a competition of power.. not "who can stick their head in their own ass while moving a weight 2 inches".. You don't relate to the sentiment?
     
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    yeah but this is a more extreme example, without exaggerating we're talking about what looks like a 2 inch ROM. Don't think I've seen anyone pull sumo with a ROM like that...
     
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