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Arnold Updates

Those of you who have been following PLwatch may already know this but 2 big updates:

Mike T won his weight class in the PL comp (264) with a 717 SQ, 435 BP, and a 783 DL, some new IPF raw WR’s thrown in there. There are some vids of Mike’s lifts on plwatch, impressive as always.

Also amazing Ian Bell, age 19 I believe, deadlifted 810 lbs at the GNC deadlift competition. That is just short of the all time deadlift record at 198 I believe, he was 196 lbs. He is the son of former great Gene Bell.

I have a raging man crush on Mike T.

Squat:

Deadlift:

Video of Ian Bell, didn’t even look like a true max

Holy shit, was that raw (referring to Ian Bell)?

i wonder what ian bells conventional pull is. 810 is a lot of weight

[quote]DixiesFinest wrote:
Holy shit, was that raw (referring to Ian Bell)?[/quote]

Looks like he’s got a suit on to me, but it is kinda hard to tell.

Mike T’s lifts were raw (belt and knee sleeves)

Ian Bell is in a suit

[quote]Tim Henriques wrote:
Mike T’s lifts were raw (belt and knee sleeves)

Ian Bell is in a suit[/quote]

Awesome, thanks. Anyone know what suit he was wearing? I am currently on the lookout for the future.

Solid ass lifts by both of them.

[quote]DixiesFinest wrote:

[quote]Tim Henriques wrote:
Mike T’s lifts were raw (belt and knee sleeves)

Ian Bell is in a suit[/quote]

Awesome, thanks. Anyone know what suit he was wearing? I am currently on the lookout for the future.

Solid ass lifts by both of them. [/quote]

Looked like a Titan to me.

CS

StormTheBeach pulled 815

Attaboy STB!

From Andy Deck’s EFS log:
“…and Mike Hedlesky tugged a meet PR 815 at the GNC Pro DL at the Arnold in what I hear was one of the funniest F you performances ever after the bullshattery of last year.”

I am almost positive it is a velocity suit.

STB pulled 815? Thats fantastic!

NOTE:
Has anyone found a full list of results or know when they come out?

how can a 19 yr old pull that much???naturally

Did anybody else think that Thomason’s squats at the XPC were high?

CS

[quote]CSEagles1694 wrote:
Did anybody else think that Thomason’s squats at the XPC were high?

CS[/quote]

Vid I saw looked solid. He dipped and got it.

[quote]DixiesFinest wrote:

[quote]CSEagles1694 wrote:
Did anybody else think that Thomason’s squats at the XPC were high?

CS[/quote]

Vid I saw looked solid. He dipped and got it. [/quote]

I couldn’t tell for the life of me. The shitty lighting and his dark colored suit didn’t make it easy for me to decide.

CS

[quote]CSEagles1694 wrote:

[quote]DixiesFinest wrote:

[quote]CSEagles1694 wrote:
Did anybody else think that Thomason’s squats at the XPC were high?

CS[/quote]

Vid I saw looked solid. He dipped and got it. [/quote]

I couldn’t tell for the life of me. The shitty lighting and his dark colored suit didn’t make it easy for me to decide.

CS[/quote]

With the dip he got it, the judges passed it, and from what I heard, the judges were strict.

Good enough for me.

I was looking for an update on STB, thanks for letting me know. As Rip says “It is hard to estimate the strength of a man that can deadlift 800 lbs” or something to that effect.

[quote]CSEagles1694 wrote:

[quote]DixiesFinest wrote:

[quote]CSEagles1694 wrote:
Did anybody else think that Thomason’s squats at the XPC were high?

CS[/quote]

Vid I saw looked solid. He dipped and got it. [/quote]

I couldn’t tell for the life of me. The shitty lighting and his dark colored suit didn’t make it easy for me to decide.

CS[/quote]
squat was high. suits are cheating. ass to grass. remember the old days. IPF 4 life. etc etc.

[quote]CSEagles1694 wrote:
Did anybody else think that Thomason’s squats at the XPC were high?

CS[/quote]
They weren’t. I saw them in person, from the same angle as the side judge, about 20 feet away. The xpc meet saturday was called extremely strict. ALL squats were atleast to depth and some that were just barely parallel were red lighted. The judges made it very clear they needed to hit depth and acted on it.