Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Noodles03, Jan 30, 2020.
I wonder who’s going to break this record.
Joe Amendola will knock that out this year, and it won't be subject to criticism like that one.
The bench press is definitely the lift where people are sometimes able to exploit the rules to absurd degrees because of their builds.
What the fuck. That's meet legal?
What about it would be illegal when you look at the rules of performance for a bench press?
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.
You know, Jim. I googled the bench press standard and couldnt find anything wrong with this lift.
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.
That's even more scary then.
Doesn't look like his ass is on the bench, but it's hard to tell when he's shaped like a lowercase n.
I guess it’s a good thing you’re not a judge.
wtf is that ROM. He unracks it and then gets the go ahead from the ref after he sets his ass on the bench.
As per the rule book, yes.
yep, but fuck, what a stupid way to lift.
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.
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.
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?
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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