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  • Larry Allen 700lb Bench Video

    Here's the video if you haven't seen it:
    http://www.dallascowboys.com/multime...f-7fa1806fec4d

    Just goes to show how strong NFL linemen are. Even if he is the strongest one ever, as pretty much everyone agrees.

    Even at 635, he is getting some help. Still insanely strong, but what do you guys think he could actually bench in a PL meet (raw)?

  • #2
    It's hard to guess, but coming from the same type of lifting philosophy, I can tell you that it's a difficult transition.

    I used to bench the exact same way (minus the spotter), and when I changed to a PL style bench I probably lost a net 50-60#. I say net because I lost some due to bar speed, but gained some due to technique improvement.

    Dude is at a crazy disadvantage because of those LONG ASS ARMS, too. Good lord, the bar has to travel a mile for big ol Larry!
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    • #3
      Did Rocket Ismeal really have to jump on him before the weight was safely racked? What an Idiot.
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      • #4
        blah blah bounce blah spotter blah

        Guy looks like he could hit a legitimate 550-600 raw bench in a PL competition without even training specifically for it. FuhREEK.
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        kind of a douche

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RageBlanket View Post
          It's hard to guess, but coming from the same type of lifting philosophy, I can tell you that it's a difficult transition.

          I used to bench the exact same way (minus the spotter), and when I changed to a PL style bench I probably lost a net 50-60#. I say net because I lost some due to bar speed, but gained some due to technique improvement.

          Dude is at a crazy disadvantage because of those LONG ASS ARMS, too. Good lord, the bar has to travel a mile for big ol Larry!
          Interesting. You're the guy who'd know the answer to this question if anyone here would lol.

          Man, those arms are terrible for benching, but those arm and his strength is what made him such an amazing player. Just a hair taller and I bet he coulda played tackle rather than guard.
          Originally posted by TLopez View Post
          Did Rocket Ismeal really have to jump on him before the weight was safely racked? What an Idiot.
          I thought that too. That was unbelievably stupid. Then again, Raghib made plenty of bad decisions (he went broke):
          http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...ine/MAG1153364

          Originally posted by Sammich View Post
          blah blah bounce blah spotter blah

          Guy looks like he could hit a legitimate 550-600 raw bench in a PL competition without even training specifically for it. FuhREEK.
          Yeah, insane. He had the strength to pancake just about anybody in the league

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          • #6
            I'd like to see him incline bench. I'll bet he can toss up insane poundages there too.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by RageBlanket View Post
              I'd like to see him incline bench. I'll bet he can toss up insane poundages there too.
              I'd like to see him hit an all-you-can-eat buffet after a day of preseason practice.
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              kind of a douche

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              • #8
                @his combine he benched 225x50!?!
                Theres a video of him doing push-ups w/4 stability balls (1 under each hand and 1 under each foot)
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                • #9
                  He has nothing on Laura Phelps 1800 lbs total @ 163 lbs BW


                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=So8VWJtlP2w
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                  2014 Village Gym Meet - 1,260 total

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                  • #10
                    This is (basically) what 225x50 looks like. Stephen Paea puts up 49 reps with 225. Granted, his arms are much shorter and he's more compact than Larry Allen, but look at how he throws that weight around.

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9qbISU7HwQ

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                    • #11
                      I remember the pro bowl a while back they had a bench press contest with 225. Ray lewist did it 22 or so and one guy maybe 25. Than he went up and pumped out 40 or so piston reps without breaking a sweat.

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