There was this guy at my gym last night, bench pressing 405 lbs, for 3 reps. His reps looked pretty clean, but I noticed something: he was wearing these huge brace/wraps around his elbows that extended from above his elbow to covering his elbow and then down his forearm.
Would that arm-band help him make that lift? The guy was pretty damn big and thick (also a little fat), and I don’t want to make it sound like I’m some jealous little weakling, but I’m honestly wondering if the arm support may have given him a bit of extra leverage on that weight?
It was impressive regardless, but I can’t help but wonder if he would have been able to make that lift without those arm band/wraps.
He also had a Cellucor t-shirt on.