Jennifer Thompson Hits Highest Raw Coefficient in History

Create: 03/10/2009 - 09:23
Jennifer Thompson (132) placed third in Sunday's IPF Titan Bench Bash by virtue of her 286 pound opening attempt, which she completed raw. More impressive, is the fact that the lift gives her the largest raw coefficient for a female in powerlifting history. Thompson weighed in at 130 pounds for a coefficient of 2.20. She held the previous high coefficient at 2.14. Thompson is one of only three women to have ever benched double their bodyweight raw. Here is video of the lift:

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Submitted by Myles Kantor on
Astounding. Congratulations!

Submitted by Carl on
Very nice bench. Looks like it was too easy for her. Is she possibly holding back for a bigger meet ? Peace

Submitted by slade275 on
You just can't do it any better than Jenn. Absolute best and she looks like a lady and an athlete and after the freaks I saw at that Expo it is very refreshing...oh and she is stronger than them too.

Submitted by 3Whites on
And why is this not listed as one of the most impressive moments at the Arnold?????? Come on guys she made history here!!!! And she didn't make the list???

Submitted by Myles Kantor on
If the degree to which an athletic feat is historic corresponds to how unlikely it is to be surpassed, this is up there with Weil's 556 @ 181, Gant's 683 @ 132, and Coan's 901 @ 220.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=Myles Kantor]If the degree to which an athletic feat is historic corresponds to how unlikely it is to be surpassed, this is up there with Weil's 556 @ 181, Gant's 683 @ 132, and Coan's 901 @ 220. [/quote] Im pretty sure Tamara Althaus from Germany did 297lbs @ 128 raw in a regional a few years ago - Ill see if I can find the results..... Still some amazing lifting from Jennifer, especially considering her somatype - she's not really build for benching but I guess nobody told her (:-)) /Niels

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
She has perfect form, not like 90% of these girls that arch and need to lift 1 inch.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=Anonymous]She has perfect form, not like 90% of these girls that arch and need to lift 1 inch.[/quote] how is arching bad form?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=Anonymous][quote=Anonymous]She has perfect form, not like 90% of these girls that arch and need to lift 1 inch.[/quote] how is arching bad form? [/quote] Well when you have a 1 to 2 inch bench press from arching, yeah that's impressive. Not, more like this chick has a perfect bench, she doesn't have that mega arch with a 1 inch bench, she is by far the best bencher.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Wow!

Submitted by glennb242 on
No arch, longish arms and a girl. Damn impressive lift! Can someone get me her bench routine? Glenn Baggett NGBB Elite

Submitted by Putt Houston on
That is just sick man!!! WOW! I agree she has to lift under the confines of the USAPL/IPF and those meet conditions. Imagine the gain from an extreme arch and maybe more bound up on her toes, etc. She has long arms and a long stroke and still kills everyone. AND with those arms she will never be a threat to have a 2 inch bench stroke no matter how MEGA the arch. I can assure you Mr Anonymous that you are in the minority for thinking arching is the evil of all benching. It's not even in the top three... 1. Drugs 2. Gear 3. Belly benching you're reaching... Anyway my vote for Most Impressive Moment for sure... Putt Houston.... now with more Bom Chicka Wahwahhhhhh

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Submitted by James C (not verified) on
[quote=Putt Houston]That is just sick man!!! WOW! I agree she has to lift under the confines of the USAPL/IPF and those meet conditions. Imagine the gain from an extreme arch and maybe more bound up on her toes, etc. She has long arms and a long stroke and still kills everyone. AND with those arms she will never be a threat to have a 2 inch bench stroke no matter how MEGA the arch. I can assure you Mr Anonymous that you are in the minority for thinking arching is the evil of all benching. It's not even in the top three... 1. Drugs 2. Gear 3. Belly benching you're reaching... Anyway my vote for Most Impressive Moment for sure... Putt Houston.... now with more Bom Chicka Wahwahhhhhh[/quote] I agree, very impressive - I'd put this bench second behind Derek Poundstone's 15 reps one arm press with the 202lb giant dumbbell (previous WR was 9 reps) to win the Strongman. I also noticed very little elbow tuck (tough to do this with long arms and not get called for belly benching) and lots of shoulder/pec power - the opposite of the lat and tricep benching most people advise today. Makes you think.....

Submitted by Bill Lindsey (not verified) on
Congratulations young lady! Awesome, just awesome. That will probably keep (you know who) in retirement! Bill Lindsey Roanoke, Virginia