Bench Press

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Check Out Jen Thompson’s Insane 330-Pound Raw Bench Press

Legendary powerlifter Jen Thompson keeps raising the bar — literally. The 11-time International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Bench Press Champion posted a video on Instagram of her bench-pressing 330 pounds, raw. Thompson has competed in the -63 kilogram and -72 kilogram categories (or 138 and 158 pounds). So, pound for pound, that means the 47-year-old …

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Jonathan Cayco Bench Presses 38.6lb Over World Record at -93kg

At the 2019 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Raw Nationals, Jonathan Cayco ended up being the champ of the -93 kg weight class with an 8685 kg/1,9147 lb overall— an American record, an unofficial world record, and 23.5 kg/518 lb more than the runner-up. At that exact same event, he bench pressed 231 kg/5092 lb on his …

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John Haack Bench Presses 38.5lb Over Current World Record

John Haack currently holds the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) bench press world record in the -83kg weight class. His 232.5kg/512.5lb lift from the United States Powerlifting (USPA) The Tribute event on August 3rd, 2019 is 12kg/26.5lb more than the next heaviest lift by Phillip Brewer, according to Open Powerlifting. Haack’s bench press world record may not be long …

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3 Partial Range Of Motion Lifts To Boost Your Powerlifting Game

Back in the 1800s, strongmen used partial range of motion (ROM) lifts, like the silver dollar deadlift, to impress the crowds with their feats of strength… because they knew they could lift more weight. The crowds didn’t know this, but the strongmen sure did. Show-offs. Partial ROM lifts returned to fashion in the 1970s, when …

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Para Powerlifter Rehab Ahmed Trains to Defy Expectations

Rehab Ahmed is a Para powerlifter representing Egypt with an extensive resume of competitive success. Her biggest accomplishment to date is her silver medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in the -50kg weight class. She bench pressed 104kg/229lb at that event. Her other podium finishes since include: Gold — 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships …

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Julius Maddox Bounces Back With a 740lb Bench Press Double (Almost)

Julius Maddox was on the “Road to the 800 pound Bench Press” for much of the in 2015. That all capped when that potential heaviest raw bench press of all-time was set up for Saturday, June 20 th on the planet’s Ultimate Strongman’s “Accomplishments of Strength” series function “ Beasts of the Bench“. Had Maddox …

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Brian Shaw Suffers Pec Injury While Bench Pressing 575 Pounds

Four-time World’s Strongest Man and three-time Arnold Strongman Classic Champion Brian Shaw may have suffered his first setback on his “Road to 701” bench press series. In a video posted on the Shaw Strength YouTube channel, Shaw was working with 515 pounds of bar weight on a Shoulder Saver bar with 60 pounds of chain …

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Brian Shaw and Robert Oberst Perform the NFL Combine Bench Press Test

Two of the stars of “The Strongest Guys in History,” Brian Shaw and Robert Oberst, have teamed up in a different test of strength than those that were included on The History Channel. A brand-new video on the Shaw Strength channel reveals the two strongman stars carrying out the professional football integrate 225 pound bench …

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Julius Maddox Misses 800 Pound Raw Bench Press Record

Ever since the word went out that Julius Maddox had set the goal of being the first man to bench press 800 pounds raw, the eyes of the powerlifting world had been on him every step and rep of the way. Those steps and reps led up to the final destination of East Race Muscle …

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Brian Shaw Benches 520 Pounds for Easy Double

Four-time World’s Strongest Guy Brian Shaw has actually shared another update on his “Road to 701” bench press series on his Shaw Strength YouTube channel. The highlight of this session is his leading set of pressing 520 pounds (2358 kg) for 2 reps while appearing like he had a lot more in him. Ironically, the …

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