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500lb Raw Bench @ 165

Philip Brewer

Damn nice! Is that you?

I lifted at that same meet so I got to watch this in person. Glad I got to witness history in the making!

And Phil competed at RUM just two weeks ago, too! The RPS meets on Long Island attract some of the best lifters in NY but, with this meet being so close to RUM most of the top lifters didn’t enter this one, so it was a smaller meet in comparison. Clearly that didn’t stop this guy from doing his thing.

No it’s not.
I should have titled it differently

He sure has an amazing ‘low gear’!

Triplee bodyweight raw bench. I hate this guy more than Malanichev now.

Yea, that dude is pretty amazing! I think a lot of people would be fairly happy just to deadlift that at 165.

[quote]MightyMouse17 wrote:
Yea, that dude is pretty amazing! I think a lot of people would be fairly happy just to deadlift that at 165.[/quote]

I literally just sent this to my girlfriend and said, “raw bench, 500 @ 165… that was my deadlift goal for 2014…”

Ridiculous.

Beauty! Just thinking of resting 300 on my chest, stapled ahha.

Holy Shit.

In b4 “soft handoff, he bounced off his chest its not legit because…”

Seriously though, that’s maybe the most legitimate strict bench press ever. No question on pause or lockout.

is that Gene Rycheck judging?

[quote]StrengthDawg wrote:
is that Gene Rycheck judging? [/quote]

Yes. Rychlak

dang, I totally butchered that guys name… smh. lol

Awesome. Dude’s got some wheels on him too…

Fyi, apparently that Gene Rychlak fellow had some old school York plates spray painted that neon green -how cool is that?

I can’t even pull that…what a whore!

Is that allowed?? I mean hes using an arch so its not hard at all, and whats that stuff he sniffed??? Creatine? Ive heard that helps.

[quote]cparker wrote:
Is that allowed?? I mean hes using an arch so its not hard at all, and whats that stuff he sniffed??? Creatine? Ive heard that helps.[/quote]

Yea probably Creatine mixed with something wild like pre-workout ha ha

On a serious note that is a legit bench not just for a 165 but most raw weight classes in general. i compete at 198 and I’m not even scratching the surface of a 500 raw bench. Keep up the work for us raw PLers. Glad to see guys hitting these numbers at RPS meets. Gene and Amy put on good events.

That bench is impressive at any body weight. Noob question, I’ve never seen a plate with that green colour before, how much does each weigh?

I believe the plates were just painted like that to match the bench. Judging by the fact that it’s 500 lb and I can see two (?) of the green plates per side I’m guessing they’re 100 lb plates, and that green is no official colour I’ve seen.

now thats a bench press

[quote]Crura wrote:
now thats a bench press[/quote]
Where’s yours?

[quote]Crura wrote:
challenge accepted i will post a video on sunday. and ill send you a PM the second i post it. my arms with be SHOULDER WIDTH give or take an inch[/quote]