Dave Hoff Benches 805 Lbs

Create: 05/20/2009 - 15:06
(updated 5/20) Dave Hoff (275) bench pressed 805 pounds on Saturday at the IPA Xtreme Push-Pull in Columbus, Ohio. That ranks him fifth all-time and second on the Powerlifting Watch Lifter Rankings. Hoff, who is 21, was unsuccessful in his bid to also deadlift over 800 pounds, missing an 805 pound pull. He finished with a 755 pound effort. 805 pound deadlift miss:
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Submitted by alideutscher on
man...that was so close...! next time you will get it and more! what was the problem grip? or balance

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Anonymous wrote:
242???? he looks huge
I hear Hes Only 21....impressive

Submitted by Sam Byrd (not verified) on
man that was close Hoss! its right there. things will fall into place for u soon.

Submitted by Putt Houston on
OOOOOOOOOOOOHHH SNAP!!!!! That was so freaking close to pulling it off... go get it the next time Putt Houston.... now with Ridiculous BCWW

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Anonymous wrote:
harrod wrote:
What happened to Phil?
Phil did not lift
haha gee didn't see that coming... yep phil's doing pretty good these days esp for all the sh*t he talks

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
looks like he just lost his balance at the top its there thought nice lifting dave, look to see a 2600 pound total soon !

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I'm guessing around 5'7, cut weight to 242? Pretty huge for a 242er. I think he rushed the set-up on the 800, the strength was clearly there but he let his weight shift forward onto his toes and lost it. On both attempts his hips don't come through quickly enough but his lower back is strong enough that he locks it out. Something minor to work on, but he should have +25 more pounds in him if he synchronizes hip/knee extension and cleans up efficiency.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Anonymous wrote:
I'm guessing around 5'7, cut weight to 242? Pretty huge for a 242er. I think he rushed the set-up on the 800, the strength was clearly there but he let his weight shift forward onto his toes and lost it. On both attempts his hips don't come through quickly enough but his lower back is strong enough that he locks it out. Something minor to work on, but he should have +25 more pounds in him if he synchronizes hip/knee extension and cleans up efficiency.
I agree...the the back strength is there to pull more than 805 ..it just went up easy!

Submitted by DAREN C on
I know its off topic but does anyone else find it funny that after you play the 805 the related videos are all for David Hasselhoff??

Submitted by JARED W (not verified) on
I miss sumos like that all the time, very frustrating. It is so easy to lose a sumo in front like that because your base from front to back is so narrow (because toes and knees are pointed out). I find that really focusing on keeping the weight moving and looking up at top helps--if you let it slow down near lock out and the weight hangs in front just a bit you are screwed--you will probably hitch to regain balance or lose it over your toes, or overcompesate by throwing your weight too far back and falling on your ass.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
wow if he would have gotten the 805 deadlift he would have had a 1610 sub total ! i cant even do that in 3 lifts ! does any one have video of the bench ?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Congratulations to Dave Hoff!!! Keep up the great lifting!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=Anonymous]sub-total = Best SQ + Best BP sorry no DL in the sub-total [/quote when its a push pull meet its still a sub total