A few years back Phil became the first man to break the 500 lb (single lift) mark at 165 in the bench. However, plagued with injuries he needed time to recover.. Now in 2017 Phil has once again reached all time status, this time in the realm of FULL POWER! He made a 3x bw squat of 501 then went on to bench 479! Knowing he was within spitting distance of one of the most prolific benchers of all time Rick Weil, he opted for a 4th attempt and made a 486 pound press to exceed the 485 mark set in 1985! Phil is only the second man to break an all time world record in the men's open full meet bench press in the 21st century! He finshed the day with another 3x bw lift of 501 in the deadlift to complete a 1,482 raw total (4th attempts are not included in the total)!