Wtf 14 yr old kid has a 445 bechpress

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    11 minute thread bump?

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    that is one strong bechpress
     
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    Are you sure those weights are actually 435? The bar wasn't bending.

    If it's real, very impressive. The kid must be some kind of genetic freak.
     
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    its insane,he is not even big
     
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    I'll be sure to dodge his pushing attacks.
     
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    If that is a legit 435 bench, it is beyond amazing.
     
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    For 14 years old he looks a decent size.
     
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    I'm a little skeptical.
     
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    Add me to the list of skeptics.
     
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    Says hes 5'10" 225

    im pretty skeptical too. Wasnt it Houston Alexander who said he could bench 450 at a bodyweight of 205?
     
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    I fail to see what Houston Alexander's bench has to do with this video.

    I'm still kinda skeptical about this video. Yes, it a "competition"...but it could also be a publicity stunt for the school lifting team, or something of the sort.
     
  14. Krossinc

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    If Mark Henry can break the world squat record in high school, a 400lb+ bench is possible.
     
  15. Merrill

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    That lift is legit you guys. It was at the Class 2A state boys weightlifting meet in Daytona Beach.

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    When I was a sophomore in high school, our school hosted a bench press contest. Four area high schools participated. I took second place in the 148s with a press of 215 at 146lbs. Best was 235, but the guy was only like 5'5".:icon_neut Had I known anything about training and diet I probably would have done better. The only training information available to me (this was 1991-1994 mind you, no internet)was in BB magazines and local lifters, all of which did not know shit. I did run across a BB program written by Leo Costa Jr. called Serious Growth, This is the first time I had ever heard of periodization or how to diet properly or advanced recover techniques such as contrast showers. The program was supposedly modified from Bulgarian Oly lifting programs. I made pretty good progress on the program but the rep ranges were geared more towards hypertrophy than strength. But the whole "diet" thing still held me back. I could train like a beast but I ate like a bird.

    Anyways, back to the meet. There was a guy there who was 16 that bench pressed 450. He was about 5'7" and my guess is that he weighed around 230-240. He also had a full beard. I, and everyone else, was dumbfounded. I knew the guy was strong as hell when I saw him load up the bar with 315 and proceed to knock out a super-easy triple. I did not stick around to ask him how the hell he got so strong but later I'd wished I had. The next best bench was from a friend of mine who was a senior. He got 350 at 210lbs BW.

    Too bad there was no squat contest. I would have dominated because hardly anyone else squatted.
     
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    Badass!
     
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    I love this quote from his 21 year old coach

    "He doesn't have an attitude. He's like a little kid. He loves to play around...."

    lol
     
  18. dexbot

    dexbot chest press = sexiness

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    Legit or not he will stunt his growth...duh!
     
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    What a monster...
     
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    thats crazy i feel sorry for his poor growing body though. cant be good to put that sort pressure on your body at 14 and the fact he looks 18
     

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