Robert Wilkerson Training Footage

Create: 01/18/2008 - 09:19
Here's some training footage of Robert Wilkerson, shw, from the last couple of weeks. Wilkerson had the biggest raw squat of 2007 and the second highest total of the year. 545 pounds for 3 reps raw: 505 pounds for 2 reps incline bench press:
805 pounds for 1 rep shirted:

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I know there will be posters saying he bounched and all that crap but it is training and he is a strong sob! I saw him lift in person, pure power!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=Anonymous]I know there will be posters saying he bounched and all that crap but it is training and he is a strong sob! I saw him lift in person, pure power![/quote] I am not a "poser" but I do have a legitimate question about why some bounce the bar off their chest when performing bench press. What benefits do bouncing the bar off the chest have during training bench press? Would that not untrain off the chest power and train the point 4-5 inches off the chest more? Honest question here guys. This man is obviously incredibly strong and powerful and I respect that. Thanks.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=Anonymous]I am not a "poser" but I do have a legitimate question about why some bounce the bar off their chest when performing bench press. What benefits do bouncing the bar off the chest have during training bench press? Would that not untrain off the chest power and train the point 4-5 inches off the chest more? Honest question here guys. This man is obviously incredibly strong and powerful and I respect that. Thanks.[/quote] Ed Coan said in an interview that constantly training with a pause caused him to develop "slow habits". But of course you have to train the pause at some point if you're going to use it in competition.

Submitted by "BIG WILLIE" J.... (not verified) on
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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
If you are not bouncing would you call it a puase then? touch and go?

Submitted by Big Gabe (not verified) on
Hell I dont care what they call it, your a strong person. Strong Lifts!!

Submitted by rodgersmadmax on
I've seen Robert in competition and he is extreamly strong. His lifts are clean and solid. I've only seen him lift Raw and he's a Great lifter. Jesse

Submitted by Yeshua1964 on
In the flat bench video, his spotter was extremely confident that he was not going to need any help. I think I saw him on a cell phone, lol. Robert is obviously as strong as there is out there.

Submitted by Mike Green on
Rob is the next legend of our sport!!!! His work ethic is unmatched. He is only 25 or 26 yrs old. I really believe once he learns the gear he will break a 3000 total. I was behind the video camera on all three of those lifts. what ya'll don't know is that he did 500 for 8 reps prior to that 545 for 3 reps. Then to follow up on the same day and knock down 505 for 2 reps (his 3rd set of incline). The man is strong. YOU MY DAWG ROB!!!!!!!! Michael Green "The Gunny" "I am not perfect. Just forgiven." Semper Fi

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=Gunny Mike Green]Rob is the next legend of our sport!!!! His work ethic is unmatched. He is only 25 or 26 yrs old. I really believe once he learns the gear he will break a 3000 total. I was behind the video camera on all three of those lifts. what ya'll don't know is that he did 500 for 8 reps prior to that 545 for 3 reps. Then to follow up on the same day and knock down 505 for 2 reps (his 3rd set of incline). The man is strong. YOU MY DAWG ROB!!!!!!!! Michael Green "The Gunny" "I am not perfect. Just forgiven." Semper Fi [/quote] He is clearly strong, but needs to start touching some of his shirted benches.

Submitted by chris mason on
WWW.ATLARGENUTRITION.COM Strong man! Robert, now I can put a face to the voice (or at least a body). Chris

Submitted by mastermonster on
No excuses! Just lift it! Looks like training's going great Robert! See you next weekend! Tell Chris and Gunny Hello!

Submitted by mastermonster on
No excuses! Just lift it! I'd pretty much agree with that quote by Ed Coan. I usually only pause singles in the gym. If doing even doubles I'm touch and go. I've never jumped a press command in a meet and my bar speed and explosiveness off the chest is extreme. Training this way has been very effective for me.

Submitted by Chris Ziesat on
Yeah, I'm not nearly as experienced as Ed Coan or probably most of the other guys in this forum (I have yet to bench above 450 raw) but I find pausing my triples to be unproductive. I also pause singles when I'm getting towards the end of a training cycle but as a general rule of thumb, the heaviest weight I can do 3 touch and go reps with is usually what I can pause for a strict single. Rob was obviously fatigued from his set right before this (500x8) since I'm sure many of you are aware he's benched 600 in competition. It's too bad they didn't post the 500x8, that sounds like a really impressive set. Good lifting Rob.

Submitted by bigpappa160 on
I have seen Mr Wilkerson in ACTION in a meet at Body By Scotty's gym last Nov. VERY STRONG