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Raw 528 Bench Press At 198

The description said that this was done August 11, 2006, but I didn’t see it posted until recently.

Either way, it’s insane. 528lb bench press weighing 198lbs. That’s 2.65xBW

Enjoy.

-Matt

Ugh! You forget to mention that the lift was raw as well.

That guy looks damn thick for 198lbs. Truly a monstrous lift, if that doesn’t inspire you nothing will.

Good find Matt.

[quote]jarvis wrote:
Ugh! You forget to mention that the lift was raw as well.

That guy looks damn thick for 198lbs. Truly a monstrous lift, if that doesn’t inspire you nothing will.

Good find Matt.[/quote]

Haha, you’re right. Not sure how I forgot to mention that.

-Matt

Seriously impressive. He does look thick as hell for 198. I would have put him in the 220 range.

Very inspiring for anyone who lifts Raw.

Wow. He did it with no arch or tucked elbows either. That’s incredibly incredible!

Damn. Freaking awesome.

Holy Hell, that’s strength!

D

[quote]Modi wrote:
Seriously impressive. He does look thick as hell for 198. I would have put him in the 220 range.

Very inspiring for anyone who lifts Raw.[/quote]

I’d have put him at 240 at least!

Sick lift. And no real arch or tucked elbows, wow.

He does appear bigger than 198, but…
I have a guy that trains at one of my gyms that upon seeing him you would guess he’s at least 235-240 but he only weighs 195.

(He is a chest, shoulders and arms type guy that trains little or no legs so it’s easy to understand why the scale stays low.)

Anyway you slice it, that’s still a freaky raw bench.

It looks like he’s wearing a belt. That makes this lift easy as hell and it really isn’t much of an accomplishment.

Just kidding, guy’s a beast

That really makes me wanna lift right now. I never thought I’d see a legit heavy raw bench again. Beastism. That dude did look bigger than 200 though. His legs weren’t that skinny

A guy I’m lucky enough to lift with recently hit 530@211 raw. Decided last minute to enter the meet; didn’t cut weight at all. Being a poor bencher, I just don’t get how these guys do it.

He claims he benched 315 at 160 when he was 15. Also, he doesn’t train shoulders at all, not even incline bench.

What a monster.
http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/node/2880

How tall is this kid I find it hard to belive he is only 198 also but maybe he is really short.

[quote]shizen wrote:
How tall is this kid I find it hard to belive he is only 198 also but maybe he is really short.[/quote]

In the article it says he’s 5’9" 205lbs, but competes at 198. It also goes on to say that he doesn’t squat or DL because he doesn’t want to risk injury. So he probably isn’t carrying the same leg mass that a full PLer would carry. Still looks pretty thick for 5’9" 205 though.