Just use an open back shirt that isn't your comp shirt. One that is a little too big so you can put it on yourself. Make sure you lift in a power rack and set the pins so you can hit your chest but if you miss, the bar can come forward and nott crush your throat
The error in his thinking that raw strength relates to equipped poundage is corrected:
Before my last contest I was benching 535-550 raw and at the meet I benched 575 but missed 600 with my single-ply Phenom... Is this all the carryover I should get with a single-ply?
WELL YOU THOUGHT LIKE O USE TO. THE MORE I BENCH RAW THE MORE ILL GET OUT THE SHIRT RIGHT. WRONG. RAW STRENTH MEANS NOTHING IN THE SHIRT.
Heavy is a relative term not only in actual weight but in percentage of weight. Even the most "gassed" up WPO lifter would not try to squat with heavy percentage weights 2 times per week and they recover faster than any of us here. You are running the risk of injury and over-training especially if you include assistance work.
Ron Palmer posts a summary of his charity meet held on Sunday over at Go Heavy. Among the competitors, he cites Nick Winters benching 600 raw, Adam Hires, Best Lifter, with a 650 pound bench at 242, teens Jeremy(555@220) and Greg(475@220) Hines, and Luke Anderson at 74 pulling 400 pounds.
Could be abs or lower back, not neccessarily a belt, also you may have been fatigued and your hips came up first and not your head
in the USAPL this guy can come to your house and test you or at a meet that is not his.Get Fucking real you "Drug Free" guys are being ran like this guy is your dad.There seems to me to be more bullshit in that federation than in any other.You the lifters need to take a little control and tell him to relax.I'll be damned if I wanted to lift in the USAPL a person could come to my door or see me on the street and test me.What are you'll on fucking probation?
That's what a thread over at Monster Muscle asks. Of course, 1,000 pounds has already fallen in the bench press. Currently, 970 is the deadlift record. Although, many expect 1,000 to fall in 2006. Responses are fairly mixed so far. So which would you rather do and why?
What was unique about Tom [HARDMAN] was his style... He had the fastest descent or eccentric phase in the bench press that I ever saw. He would take the hand off, hold it for a second at full arms length, then almost let the bar free fall to his chest... I never saw any other record holder bench like that. He was the exact opposite of say Doug Young, who brought the bar down very, very slowly prior to the concentric phase. Mike MacDonald was more of a medium descent....controlled at a medium pace...then BANG!
Guys, you have to stop complaining about your shirts. I have held my tongue on this subject too long already. Stop complaining about how this shirt does not fit right or this company sucks--just start accumulating shirts. My basement looks like a shirt factory and I did not always get my shirts for free... You all want to learn how to run before you can walk. It is an art to learn the shirt. You will never learn that art by starting with a shirt that you cannot touch shit in. You must do two things to get better. First, get stronger. Second, learn to use the shirt (that mainly means find someone who can teach you in person)... Now, stockpile some shirts. Learn how to work them or just lift fucking raw!
I feel like my low back endurance, by which I guess I mean ability to hold a good strong arch, and good form, is keeping me from doing as many sets or as many exercises as I would like. I'm good for some high intensity sets, but just so much and then my back says no more and tightens up.
I have been a gym rat for about 18yrs but never trained seriously... In 2000 I had a heart attack and wound up with triple bypass surgery, thought I would never lift again. But I got the bug about a yr later and I told myself I would do one more gym meet if I could just get 315, well at the gym meet I did 335 and I got it touch with Gene and he set me up with a program for full meets and I started to train for real. In my first full meet I did a 475 squat and a 365 bench and a 405 dead. Two years and five meets later I just became the IPA 60-64 Masters Champion 275 Weight Class with a 1620 Elite Total--Squat 620 Bench 485 and Dead 515. And I aint done yet. I love this sport.