Meanwhile in France … Here is a big squatting session with 33 year old Benjamin Hennquin (~92kg, France). Thanks to Luis at Powercamp Eleiko Sports Center in Bordeaux for the footage (@powercamp33 on the instas). Benjamin squats up to 280kg for a triple, then does back off sets with 240 and 260kg (see the full workout below the video). This […]
Meanwhile in Ireland … After a couple of sets of 280kg Pause Squats, Clarence Kennedy Pause Benched 200kg! If you can bench it, you can snatch it. – Chinese proverb. More: Clarence Pause Squatting 300kg! Update: Another edit from that session.
Meanwhile in Rio … Siamand Rahman hit a 310kg Bench Press! Back in London in 2012 he got 301kg which was red lighted due to uneven lockout. Here is a video by Kianoush Rostami where he cheers on his fellow Iranian. @siamand_rahman پست موقت A video posted by Kianoush Rostami (@kianoush_rostami) on Sep 14, 2016 […]
Meanwhile in Russia… Last weekend Kirill Sarychev benched 335kg! (Lift at 8:50) Follow him on instagram. New world record 335kg (738lbs ) #sarychev #wrpf #benchpress A video posted by Sarychev Kirill (@sarychevkirill) on Nov 25, 2015 at 12:26am PST
Today was the final day in Almaty at the IPC Asian Open Championships where a huge amount of World Records plus many Asian and Junior Records were broken. The highlight of the competition was Siamand Rahman’s (IRI, +M107kg) massive 295kg Bench Press on his 3rd attempt, adding another 2kg onto his record he broke just […]
Eric Spoto, Mark Bell and not so Silent Mike walk you through the most important Bench Press cues for competition style benching. They also address common technique flaws like butt lifting and how to fix it.
Another good episode of Mark Bell’s Powercast podcast. Bench Press monster Eric Spoto talks about his training history and the intrinsic motivation to become as strong as possible. Comes across like a really pleasant guy.
Meanwhile in Russia at the 2014 Battle of Champions… On his 4th attempt Kirill Sarychev got a 326kg Raw Bench Press (718 lbs) at 179kg bodyweight. Update: Here is the recording of the whole session. Update: Here is another interview he did after the meet. had to take medication to calm his nerves down and […]
Meanwhile in Dubai … Siamand Rahman won the 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships. The giant weighed in at 179.57kg and went 275kg, 281kg, 285kg and 285.5kg for a new World Record in the +107kg class (just as they in weightlifting, the IPC recently changed weight classes from +100 to +107kg. By the way, this was not the only […]