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Old 02-12-2010, 03:33 PM   #11
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I've never worn a shirt but I have a serious powerlifting buddy who competes in shirted events and I know on some of his 2 ply (or whatever) shirts he can't get the weight to even touch his chest.

It is an amazing feat simply to balance and steady that kind of weight, no doubt. But I still like raw benching. Maybe it's because the bench is the only lift I excel at
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:07 PM   #12
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hummmmmm.... i can only bench 245 a few times, with a shirt maybe i could get 265?
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:11 PM   #13
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put on that LG shirt and lets see!!



oh not that kinda shirt?
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:14 PM   #14
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yeah J wrong shirt, but with the LG short or my AA shirt i should be able to hit 255 i think!!!
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:21 PM   #15
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i say go with no shirt and go for 275!!!!!!!! i know you got it in ya!!
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i have seen some of mendelsons lifts, dude is a beast
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i say go with no shirt and go for 275!!!!!!!! i know you got it in ya!!
my personal record was 315 for 4 reps, but i was heavier and i havent hit chest hard like that in a while
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my personal record was 315 for 4 reps, but i was heavier and i havent hit chest hard like that in a while
i have been at 275 for 4-5 reps for a while now i gotta bust through it. for some reason when i hit the 300's i can only bust out 1 rep. it's like it has mind control on me. in march i am goin to make it my bitch. no ph's. just determination.
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On a side noteI met Gene Rychlak my last meet, he is a great guy, runs a very well meet, takes care of his lifters and is very good for the sport of powerlifting.
these are just f'n amazing lifts!
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