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Old 05-21-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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...and the comments are:

"i could bench a f*ing house if I benched like that..."

"The arched back and the 1 inch down and 1 inch up is stupid. I guess there girls finally found a girly way to bench aswell >_> whatever...."

"She lifts as much as me O_o but she has a big ass arch in her back and can only do one at a time soo it doesn't count."

"You must be joking!! Your trying to tell me that is a correct technique?! You ask and strength and conditioning coach that knows what there doing they would never say arching you back like that is a good or safe technique!"

"That much of an arch? Definitively getting much more help from the legs. She could never do it if she sat flat on the damn bench like your should. I know it is power lifting but shit they shouldn't get as much credit for the weight."

"I'm not that good at benching, and might be able to get 225. But if I do that, not to mention not touch my chest, pretty sure i could get 315 easy. This is why powerlifting is stupid."

"If she actually tried to bench it in a normal manner, there is no way she could bench 240."


...with a few common sense ones along the way:

"Are you guys f*ing kidding me a 13 YR OLD GIRL just lifted weight that some grown men cant and all yall doin is hating on her shame on you....her form is perfect..."

"U guys are f*king idiots if u watch a power lifter they arch there back as much as they can she can just do a bigger arch doesn't mean it's wrong"






Most of the comments either come across as pure jealousy or unknowledgeable in relation to PL form. Most haven't taken into account that the load still had to be held, it's all steroid because she happens to be Russian, or it's ROM-related and not a proper bench press because she has such an arch, or it's sexist "a girly method"...ahem...




PS: I skipped over all comments referring to her in a sexual and sexually derogatory manner.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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That's awesome! That arch is insane!!!
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:21 PM   #3
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:26 PM   #4
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Any views on this comment, in relation to her form:


"1: According to the ISSA (International Sports Science Association) a bench press isn't counted unless the back and butt is in constant contact with the bench and the full range of motion (chest to almost full lock out) is used.

2: Those same rules apply to The World's Strongest Man contest (her "bench press" would have been discounted for poor and incorrect form.) I think the organizers and participants of Worlds Strongest Man contest know a little about power lifting."
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She touches around sternum height so it's legal.
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I couldn't even try to understand what is allowed and what's not, or what's considered a legal lift. I see soooooo many lifts that count, that look high, or don't seem to have any pause, ect.. I've discussed this with a bunch of people on here, and I still have no idea. Seems it all depends on the judges, period.
If people want to hate on her for being strong, it just shows they're insecure and weak!
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"The biggest weight states 45lbs, the other weights are a lot smaller in comparison, probably a lot closer to 110lbs in total."



someone can't add! 110 -(45 x 2) = 20 lbs total for the barbell and the other plates, when it's clear there are 4 x 45's there to start with.
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Well, like they say, if you have haters then your doing something right!

Strong is strong. Good for her and I wish her a long and strong lifting career.
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saw this when the video was uploaded.. She did an amazing job!
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I can't stop watching, she's too awesome!
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