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900 lb Bench Press

Yep, title pretty much says it all. Done by Rob “TT” McCray at IPA Worlds 6/29/08. Sick.

How many guys have done 900 besides the 3 in the 1000 lb club and Luyando, Lattimer and Thompson?

I can’t believe how fast he explodes it up for the first 2/3 of the movement. Truly awesome.

[quote]njrusmc wrote:
I can’t believe how fast he explodes it up for the first 2/3 of the movement. Truly awesome.[/quote]

Well, that’s the effect of his magic shirt, obviously.

Gear reverses the natural strength curve of all lifts. The bottom portion of the bench is supposed to be the hardest. Nobody moves faster at the bottom than they do at the top in a natural bench.

[quote]KBCThird wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoDzQGPB3BM

Yep, title pretty much says it all. Done by Rob “TT” McCray at IPA Worlds 6/29/08. Sick.

How many guys have done 900 besides the 3 in the 1000 lb club and Luyando, Lattimer and Thompson?[/quote]

Tiny Meeker is one! I think there’s more tho… I imagine it’s listed on PLwatch.

[quote]Nominal Prospect wrote:
njrusmc wrote:
I can’t believe how fast he explodes it up for the first 2/3 of the movement. Truly awesome.

Well, that’s the effect of his magic shirt, obviously.

Gear reverses the natural strength curve of all lifts. The bottom portion of the bench is supposed to be the hardest. Nobody moves faster at the bottom than they do at the top in a natural bench.[/quote]

Most, yeah, but not everybody.

And as far as teh “magic shirt” comment, lets not turn this into a “raw vs gear” thread. If you want to do that, just start a thread titled “raw vs gear”

[quote]KBCThird wrote:
Nominal Prospect wrote:
njrusmc wrote:
I can’t believe how fast he explodes it up for the first 2/3 of the movement. Truly awesome.

Well, that’s the effect of his magic shirt, obviously.

Gear reverses the natural strength curve of all lifts. The bottom portion of the bench is supposed to be the hardest. Nobody moves faster at the bottom than they do at the top in a natural bench.

Most, yeah, but not everybody.

And as far as teh “magic shirt” comment, lets not turn this into a “raw vs gear” thread. If you want to do that, just start a thread titled “raw vs gear”
[/quote]

Or do a search for the other gillion threads that already exist.

We found the answer… It’s 42.

Just another chump who benches more then he squats :wink:

honestly that is ridiculous bench amazing strength.

I can’t believe how solid he is handling that weight. He got a pretty shitty hand-off on that 900 and appeared absolutely unfazed. The speed of that press was awesome.

Definitley one of the best ‘big’ benches I have watched. That guy is a monster. Anybody know what he weighed in at?

[quote]Nominal Prospect wrote:
njrusmc wrote:
I can’t believe how fast he explodes it up for the first 2/3 of the movement. Truly awesome.

Well, that’s the effect of his magic shirt, obviously.

Gear reverses the natural strength curve of all lifts. The bottom portion of the bench is supposed to be the hardest. Nobody moves faster at the bottom than they do at the top in a natural bench.[/quote]

i find the bottom third to be the easiest and i lift raw, please dont make it a raw vs geared thread

Hes a fucking beast, I’m prety sure he weighed in at 370.5

That’s pretty amazing after a very uneven handoff.

I’m still most impressed by Donnie Thompson’s 900 in a full meet.

[quote]KBCThird wrote:
Nominal Prospect wrote:
njrusmc wrote:
I can’t believe how fast he explodes it up for the first 2/3 of the movement. Truly awesome.

Well, that’s the effect of his magic shirt, obviously.

Gear reverses the natural strength curve of all lifts. The bottom portion of the bench is supposed to be the hardest. Nobody moves faster at the bottom than they do at the top in a natural bench.

Most, yeah, but not everybody.

And as far as teh “magic shirt” comment, lets not turn this into a “raw vs gear” thread. If you want to do that, just start a thread titled “raw vs gear”

[/quote]

Don’t feed the trolls.

Amazing lift btw.

[quote]KBCThird wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoDzQGPB3BM

Yep, title pretty much says it all. Done by Rob “TT” McCray at IPA Worlds 6/29/08. Sick.

How many guys have done 900 besides the 3 in the 1000 lb club and Luyando, Lattimer and Thompson?[/quote]

900 Pound Bench Press Hall of Fame

Bench Press xBwt/Class/Lifter/Ctry/YOB/Date/Wt@Bdywt/Loc/Fed

1. 1070.0 (485.3) *3.14X SHW Ryan Kennelly (US/74) 4/12/08 (1070.0 lb. @ 340.5 lb. Heaviest male triple bodyweight bench press of all time.) (Kennewick, Washington) (APA)

2. 1010.0 (458.1) *2.85X SHW Gene Rychlak (US/68) 12/16/06 (1010.0 lb. @ 355.0 lb. First man to bench press 900 pounds. First man to bench press 1000 pounds.) (Lake George, New York) (APF)

3. 1008.6 (457.5) *3.05X SHW Scot Mendelson (US/69) 2/18/06 (457.5 kg. @ 331.0 lb.) (Pasadena, California) (APF)
---------- Over 1000 Pound (453.6 Kilogram) Men�??s Bench Press ----------

4. 942.5 (427.5) *3.06X 308 (140) Paul �??Tiny�?? Meeker (US/71) 2/18/06 (427.5 kg. @ 307.5 lb.) (Pasadena, California) (APF)

5. 931.5 (422.5) *2.33X SHW Harlan �??Clay�?? Brandenburg (US/74) 10/27/07 (422.5 kg. @ 181.7 kg.) (Kamamazoo, Michigan) (APF)

6. 930.0 (421.8) *3.12X 308 (140) Glenn Russo (US/70) 5/26/07 (930.0 lb. @ 298.5 lb.) (West Hempstead, New York) (APF)

7. 925.9 (420.0) *2.47X SHW Garry Frank (US/64) 11/18/06 (420.0 kg. @ 170.2 kg.) (Lake City, Florida) (APF)
---------- Over 925 Pound (419.6 Kilogram) Men�??s Bench Press ----------

8. 914.9 (415.0) *3.02X 308 (140) Scot Mendelson (US/69) 8/7/05 (415.0 kg. @ 302.5 lb.) (Sherman Oaks, California) (APF)

9. 914.9 (415.0) *3.31X 308 (140) Rob Luyando (US/70) 11/10/07 (415.0 kg. @ 276.0 lb.) (Omaha, Nebraska) (APF)

10. 914.9 (415.0) *3.32X 275 (125) Rob Luyando (US/70) 4/20/08 (415.0 kg. @ 125.0 kg.) (Columbus, Ohio) (UPA)

11. 905.0 (410.5) *2.38X SHW Shawn T. Lattimer (US/76) 5/12/07 (905.0 lb. @ 380.2 lb.) (Tribes Hill, New York) (APF)

12. 905.0 (410.5) *3.01X 308 (140) Ryan Kennelly (US/74) 9/16/06 (905.0 lb. @ 301.0 lb.) (Spokane Valley, Washington) (APF)

13. 905.0 (410.5) *3.78X 242 (110) Rob Luyando (US/70) 9/1/07 (410.5 kg. @ 108.6 kg.) (Dubuque, Iowa) (UPA)

14. 900.6 (408.5) *2.90X SHW Paul �??Tiny�?? Meeker (US/71) 11/17/07 (408.5 kg. @ 311.0 lb.) (Anaheim, California) (WABDL)

15. 900.0 (408.2) *2.40X SHW Donnie Thompson (US/64) 1/20/08 (900.0 lb. @ 169.9 kg.) (Columbus, Ohio) (IPA)
---------- Over 900 Pound (408.2 Kilogram) Men�??s Bench Press ----------

TRAIN HARD

“BIG WILLIE” J.T. HALL

That was ridiculous

[quote]Hanley wrote:

We found the answer… It’s 42.

[/quote]

Awesome douglas adams reference, intentional or not.

[quote]Waitingforcoyote wrote:
That was ridiculous

Hanley wrote:

We found the answer… It’s 42.

Awesome douglas adams reference, intentional or not.[/quote]

Huh?

:wink:

[quote]apwsearch wrote:
I can’t believe how solid he is handling that weight. He got a pretty shitty hand-off on that 900 and appeared absolutely unfazed. The speed of that press was awesome.

Definitley one of the best ‘big’ benches I have watched. That guy is a monster. Anybody know what he weighed in at?[/quote]

The hand off was bad because one of the side spotters was holding on to the bar.

[quote]Waitingforcoyote wrote:
That was ridiculous

Hanley wrote:

We found the answer… It’s 42.

Awesome douglas adams reference, intentional or not.[/quote]

It would be an amazing coincidence if it wasn’t now wouldn’t it? :wink:

[quote]Luca76PSU wrote:
apwsearch wrote:
I can’t believe how solid he is handling that weight. He got a pretty shitty hand-off on that 900 and appeared absolutely unfazed. The speed of that press was awesome.

Definitley one of the best ‘big’ benches I have watched. That guy is a monster. Anybody know what he weighed in at?

The hand off was bad because one of the side spotters was holding on to the bar.[/quote]

It doesn’t matter why it was bad. The point is on a third attempt a shitty hand-of can really screw things up. That extra bit of effort to get back in position, assuming you can even do it, can be very costly.

It is amazing to me how easily he handles that type of weight.

Hes just defending Matt Rhodes, most likely out of fear.

[quote]JoeC5267 wrote:
Hes just defending Matt Rhodes, most likely out of fear.[/quote]

My post wasn’t intended as an attack, just an observation.

It happens sometimes. It’s part of competing.