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15 Y/O Benching 400 Raw

Toby Cook’s his name:

http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=TobyCook1

First found this at:


He chimes in on Post #176 page 6 of 15 y/o benching 370 thread, Powerlifting/Strongman forum.

From there to: Post # 95 of RE: Max Bench Press thread, Powerlifting And Strength Forum
www.discussbodybuilding.com/m_188344/mpage_5/tm.htm

From there to: New Bench Press Video 350 lbs. thread, same forum.
www.discussbodybuilding.com/New_Bench_Press_Video_
350lbs_15y_o_170lb_b_w/m_238370/tm.htm

pretty damn impressive…the weights are the real deal for sure id say…the only questino is if hes 15 or not haha but im gonnna give it to him…either way thats a 370lb bench and thats some good shit…than again, id like to see what he can pull on a deadlift, or is he just all upper…either way, its some very good strength for a kid at that age…good for him

wow…that’s impressive… even if he isn’t 15 (he looks maybe 17) that’s pretty fucking heavy.

Dear god. That 15 year old can bench more than I deadlift. That’s insane.

Hmm… I just noticed something. Click on his youtube profile and look at his age.

[quote]Plim wrote:
Hmm… I just noticed something. Click on his youtube profile and look at his age.[/quote]

Youtube flags most BB vids as being adult content so your age has to be over 18/21 to view them.

This has been discussed at length on bodybuilding.com and toby has weighed in himself on it too. Go find the thread.

I honestly can’t believe I am discussing this. But you guys honestly think if somebody can bench 370 at 15 they wouldn’t try to enter a powerlifting competition?

I guess everybody here would go everyday to a 9 to 5 job making $32,000 a year after winning $50 million dollar lottery.

[quote]Plim wrote:
Hmm… I just noticed something. Click on his youtube profile and look at his age.[/quote]

what about it? lol. He has other vids also. Damn though 370 at 15. On bodybuilding he said he trains 4x a week, and has been working on his bench for 3 years now. He said his bench went from like 290-400 over the summer or something lol. I don’t know but either way thats some goood strength and just maks me wanna step it up.

really, really impressive…But is anyone else somewhat worried about the lack of a spotter/power rack?

[quote]Airtruth wrote:
I honestly can’t believe I am discussing this. But you guys honestly think if somebody can bench 370 at 15 they wouldn’t try to enter a powerlifting competition?

I guess everybody here would go everyday to a 9 to 5 job making $32,000 a year after winning $50 million dollar lottery.[/quote]

here we go again

[quote]robo1 wrote:
Airtruth wrote:
I honestly can’t believe I am discussing this. But you guys honestly think if somebody can bench 370 at 15 they wouldn’t try to enter a powerlifting competition?

I guess everybody here would go everyday to a 9 to 5 job making $32,000 a year after winning $50 million dollar lottery.

here we go again[/quote]

lol…he says he’s gone to highschool powerlifting competition and broke the records (obviously). He also says he’s just starting to squat and deadlift to get them to par with his bench. The video’s look good to me, and I don’t think he’s lying at his age at all. When I came here and posted my pics, no one believed I was 16, especailly since I had facial hair and what not. Good stuff.

It’s shocking how he lifts the bar from the rack like it’s nothing. It seems too easy for that kind of weight. Good for him!

His porfile says he’s 22.

[quote]Airtruth wrote:
I honestly can’t believe I am discussing this. But you guys honestly think if somebody can bench 370 at 15 they wouldn’t try to enter a powerlifting competition?

I guess everybody here would go everyday to a 9 to 5 job making $32,000 a year after winning $50 million dollar lottery.[/quote]

I don’t think powerlifting is on the minds of a lot of 15 year olds, especially vs football etc

So this kids is super strong, awesome for him, it’s stupid that people try and tear it down. I had a buddy bench 370 sophomore year of high school at 165 lbs. He was a fast twitch superfreak with little in the way of legs. It happens. He was a freaky kid all around, albino, and graduated number one in his SEAL class.

He’s bullshit! His profile says he’s 22 and I believe it

[quote]ah_dut wrote:
really, really impressive…But is anyone else somewhat worried about the lack of a spotter/power rack?[/quote]

if you get pinned under it its really easy to get out dude, dont be such a tard

[quote]Airtruth wrote:
I honestly can’t believe I am discussing this. But you guys honestly think if somebody can bench 370 at 15 they wouldn’t try to enter a powerlifting competition?

I guess everybody here would go everyday to a 9 to 5 job making $32,000 a year after winning $50 million dollar lottery.[/quote]

I know a lot of college wrestlers that could do well in powerlifting competitions. The level of relative strength some of these guys have is mind-blowing. But they don’t enter any because they just don’t care to. Just because someone has the capacity to do something that doesn’t mean that they will exercise it.

[quote]dl- wrote:
Plim wrote:
Hmm… I just noticed something. Click on his youtube profile and look at his age.

what about it? lol. He has other vids also. Damn though 370 at 15. On bodybuilding he said he trains 4x a week, and has been working on his bench for 3 years now. He said his bench went from like 290-400 over the summer or something lol. I don’t know but either way thats some goood strength and just maks me wanna step it up.[/quote]

He called his workouts Olympic style, 4-5x week, 8 sets per workout concentrating on chest, doing so with soreness. Pretty sophisticated – Olympic style.

[quote]Hanley wrote:
Plim wrote:
Hmm… I just noticed something. Click on his youtube profile and look at his age.

Youtube flags most BB vids as being adult content so your age has to be over 18/21 to view them.

This has been discussed at length on bodybuilding.com and toby has weighed in himself on it too. Go find the thread.[/quote]

Thanks for that, i’m reading it now.

[quote]Jay-B wrote:
He weighs all the plates so we don’t think its bullshit… Why doesn’t he show us his birth certificate so we know it isn’t bullshit… His profile says he’s 22 and I believe it[/quote]

at the end of the video he does show his birth certificate