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Traphouse86 09-19-2011 12:02 PM

Bench Only Competition
Hey guys/girls, I was wondering if I could get some insight on this topic. I'm getting ready for a meet coming up in novemebr and I'm kinda leaning toward entering bench only/single ply cause I really feel I have a chance at placing high. Only problem is I don't know if I should continue training the way I am with all three lifts or just focus on the bench??????

LtL 09-19-2011 12:05 PM

Have a look at Vinny Dizenzo's log on EliteFTS. He is top bench only guy and squats and pulls to some extent just not as heavy.


BendtheBar 09-19-2011 12:34 PM

I am considering leaning more towards deadlift-only meets myself. When I look at training with a single lift focus, my main goal is to put in work on the other lifts. I am going to try and avoid a lot of low rep, super heavy bench and squat work and train the lifts more in the 70-75% range.

J_Byrd 09-19-2011 01:02 PM

Train the way you typically train, but lower the volume on the other lifts some. Unless its a national type meet, I wouldn't worry to much about where you place. Go there with the goal to improve. In most cases there are only a few people in every class.

Mr.Silverback 09-19-2011 01:44 PM

Basically what LTL, BTB, and JBizzle aka J_Byrd said, I only compete push/pull but I train all three lifts. Just a bit more emphasis on bench/dead. Above all have fun and remember you are only competing against you!

Traphouse86 09-19-2011 01:57 PM

Thanks for the input so far fellas. Putting more emphasis on the bench and just lowering the intensity and volume on the other two sounds like a winner. This will be my third meet but my first ever in gear. I looked at the SPF single ply bench only records and I think I have a shot in the near future, maybe this meet lol. But with it being my first in gear maybe I should just focus on the fun factor and look at how to improve from there. Once again thanks fellas. And by all means anymore info/ guidence will be much appricated.

J_Byrd 09-19-2011 02:04 PM

What meet are you looking to do?

Traphouse86 09-19-2011 02:35 PM


Originally Posted by J_Byrd (Post 172504)
What meet are you looking to do?

SPF meet on Novemeber 5 In SC, North Myrtle Beach

J_Byrd 09-19-2011 03:00 PM

I will see you there.

Traphouse86 09-19-2011 03:02 PM


Originally Posted by J_Byrd (Post 172520)
I will see you there.

Awesome bro, what division and class you gonna be in?

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