Bench Press

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Watch Powerlifter John Haack Smash a 264-Kilogram (584-LB) Raw Bench Press

On April 12, 2021, 90-kilogram powerlifter John Haack posted a video to Instagram of himself bench-pressing 264 kilograms (584 pounds). The lift is four kilograms over his current world record. It was done raw with wrist wraps and no lifting belt. Since this is a training lift, the bench press doesn’t count as a new …

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Powerlifter Danial Zamani Takes 330 Kilograms For a Ride on the Bench Press, Raw

Over the last year, 700 pound bench presses have been associated with one man — Julius Maddox. The man known as “irregular strength” currently owns the world record for the raw bench press at 355 kilograms (782.6 pounds). During his pursuit of an 800-pound raw bench press, he’s also pressed 710 pounds for three reps, …

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Will Barotti Bench Presses 1,090 Pounds to Win “Baddest Benchers” Contest

Very few people know what it is like to bench press 1,000 pounds. Even in a sport like equipped powerlifting, there are few opportunities to see that amount of weight being moved by the upper body. On March 20, 2021, seven men who have successfully done so gathered to see who would be the strongest …

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Want a Big and Strong Chest? Start Using the Svend Press In Your Training

“You need to feel the muscle work” is a saying that’s common in the fitness world. Feel a muscle contract and common sense says that it’s being targeted and taxed. However, an exercise that one person feels may not yield the same effect for another lifter. One move that forces this contractile feeling better than …

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Floor Press Vs. Bench Press — Is One Better Than the Other?

If you’ve been lifting for even a minute, you’ve probably heard of the bench press — a powerlifting movement that lifters of all backgrounds work into their training for more upper-body mass and stronger pressing mechanics. It wouldn’t be a shocker, however, if you’ve never heard heard of the floor press, a near-identical movement that …

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Floor Press Vs. Bench Press — Is One Better Than the Other?

If you’ve been lifting for even a minute, you’ve probably heard of the bench press — a powerlifting movement that lifters of all backgrounds work into their training for more upper-body mass and stronger pressing mechanics. It wouldn’t be a shocker, however, if you’ve never heard heard of the floor press, a near-identical movement that …

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Powerlifting Plus Weightlifting: How to Train for the 5-Lift Super Total

Pose a powerlifting versus weightlifting question on social media, and you’ll likely never see the end of the comments section. But followers of the Super Total training method would ask, “Why not both?” Super Total training combines the five main lifts from both powerlifting (squat, bench, and deadlift) and weightlifting (snatch and clean & jerk). …

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60-Kilogram Powerlifter Emily Hu Bench Presses 137.4 Kilograms (303 Pounds) In Virtual Meet

Some lifts trick the eye. Sometimes a powerlifter will perform a lift — squat, bench press, deadlift, some accessory movement — and it will appear as though gravity and the laws of physics have, but for a brief moment, shut off. That is what it was like to watch Emily Hu bench press a kilo …

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Julius Maddox Bench Presses 350 kg (771 Pounds) in Training, Heaviest Raw Bench to Date

Many powerlifting fans have been thinking about the prospect of Julius Maddox potentially breaking the elusive 800 pound mark on the raw bench press in 2021. Those same fans, and the Kentucky native himself, now have more reason to be excited. On February 2, 2021, Maddox posted a video on Instagram of himself bench pressing …

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Julius Maddox Bench Presses 350 kg (771 Pounds) in Training, Heaviest Raw Bench to Date

Many powerlifting fans have been thinking about the prospect of Julius Maddox potentially breaking the elusive 800 pound mark on the raw bench press in 2021. Those same fans, and the Kentucky native himself, now have more reason to be excited. On February 2, 2021, Maddox posted a video on Instagram of himself bench pressing …

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