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Allen Baria Benching


#1

While he may strictly be a powerlifter, this benching is done how bodybuilders would usually bench. My question is have you ever seen anything so impressive when it comes to benching...?


#2

Doesn't even seem to bother him rofl

Light weight !


#3

#4

I don't see how that's not a Powerlifter Style of benching...


#5

that was awesome, he looked so good at 600+lbs. two amazing displays of raw benching.


#6

Shame he's a Giants fan though


#7

well whatever it may be

bodybuilders bench that way because you keep constant tension on the pecs

also, theres no big arching


#8

I dont think you understood.


#9

Kyle, not all powerlifters bench with a big arch. He's also keeping his elbows tucked, and not flaring his arms out. You may not see the leg drive, but it's there.


#10

just sayin, thats also how bodybuilders bench.

no lock out to keep tension on pecs/avoid strain on elbows

im not saying he doesnt use an arch, even bodybuilders use an arch, but it just isnt as big as you typically see from PLers.


#11

Now THIS is raw benching.


#12

He thanks the lift off! Lol "Thank you very much."


#13

ive been looking for that vid

ppsssssssssssh

psssssssssssssh

i aint the best by cheat technique


#14

That's a HEAVY bench for lots of reps - I don't care what style he uses, it's not south paw as in boxing or whatever, he lifts the thing and lifts it a lot of times - that guy is strong and resistant.


#15

"alot of times i have to tone my workout down...for my spotters"

freekin hilarious


#16

Dayammmmmmmmm


#17

His response to one of the posts on you tube,

"Actually I tore the sternal head of my left pec in March and have not really gone heavy since. I have recently done triples with 585 but am reluctant to go much heavier unequipped as I tore it with 635. I am half heartedly attempting to get the weight back up to par. I put more vids out once I get there. Thanks for the view and comment!"

Don't flame me for asking but, is there a threshold that the body can handle?


#18

I have heard there are thresholds for the body. This does not mean alot however. Before Andy Bolton broke 1000 lbs on the deadlift, I heard there was a study that showed the human spine could not handle more than ~950lbs. Obviously Bolton never got that memo. I imagine there is a limit to what the pecs can handle as well. I mean, the raw bench does not seem to be going anywhere fast. I'm sure others can clarify this.