Bench Press

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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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Jimmy Kolb Bench Presses 476 Kilograms (1,050 Pounds) in Single-Ply Equipment

On Jan. 30-31, 2021, Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey, hosted Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate’s (RPS) North American and New Jersey Championships. Everyone that was in attendance got to witness a lift that may have historic implications. Jimmy Kolb competed in the single-ply equipped division and only took part in the bench press portion of the …

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Powerlifter Julius Maddox Rocks A 710-Pound Bench Press Triple

It should come as not a surprise that Julius Maddox is recalibrating what is possible on the bench press The 33- year-old powerlifter has actually carried out mind-bogglingly heavy bench presses. The most significant highlights include his present world record350- kg (770- pound) raw bench press at the Xtreme Powerlifting Coalition (XPC) Slingshot Face-off at …

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Andrey Sapozhonkov Bench Presses 277kg (611 pounds) at 90kg Bodyweight Raw

On December 17 th, Russian powerlifter Andrey Sapozhonkov competed in the Raw department of the 2020 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) World Championships in Moscow, Russia. He only participated in the bench press portion of the competition, but he carried out a task that garnered a great deal of attention out of the powerlifting community. …

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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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