Originally Posted by Ryano
700 competition bench
When I was first chasing this, it had never been done by anyone over 50 years old. Randy Patterson hit it first. Shortly after (01/20/07) I hit 320Kg(705 lbs). Now the big # is 800. The highest comp bench by anyone over 50 is now 766 lbs(Bill Gillespie) with my 755 lbs a close second. 771 lbs is a short term goal, but 800 is on the bucket list.
I'm not 50, but a 700lb bench has become my "mystical white unicorn". I have missed it 3 times at competition. Taking another run at it next month in a bench only meet.
Best meet lifts: 1040squat, 730 bench, 730 deadlift
Best total: 1040-680-730=2450
"This is about strength, not getting a 10.0 form score from the Russian judge" Steve Shaw