Artur Beterbiev fails a 295lbs block bench press

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  1. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Good for a boxer, but for people that lift it's not anything out of the ordinary, especially as it's just block bench with a shorter range of motion where he bounces the bar off the block.

    For comparison 154lbs guy not a pro, just a guy that goes to a gym, benching 410lbs, so he's a light middle like Norris, so Norris benching 350lbs isn't out of the realm of possibility.

     
  2. tinman

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    No it's not. Tito Trinidad looks like he never touched a bench press in his life. And would cave your face in. Bench press is meaningless. The greater cornerback in NFL history, Deion Sanders did not do bench press much at all. His response was "When you strap a bar to my chest and make me cover Jerry Rice then I'll do it".
     
  3. lepinthehood

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    Right. LOL. so powerlifters aren't strong then? punching is about technique, speed and accuracy, and balance, so whats tito got to do with strength, also was this Delon not benching much at all or he couldn't bench much at all?
    yeh sure the benchpress isn't the most transferable lift to real life benefits but still has some, and no weakling (ie a non strong person) could bench a lot of weight.
     
  4. lepinthehood

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    yeh but hes putting up PRO numbers.
     
  5. tinman

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    I've noticed a lot of powerlifters were not functionally all that strong. I've wrestled guys who would bench a lot more than me. But on the wrestling mat I was so much stronger than them all the technique in the world would be useless for them because they didn't have the functional strength to do the moves...
     
  6. lepinthehood

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    well wrestling is all about technique aswell I guess, balance and flexibility. these powerlifters aren't usually going for anything more than banging up big numbers in 3 disciplined lifts, but it is strength at the of the day, no one said they can fight lol.
     
  7. tinman

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    Bruh, I just said "all the technique in the world wouldn't have done a thing". If you don't have the strength you cannot do the moves. These big bench presser guys were not strong enough to do anything to me, I was too strong. Bench press means jack.

    You can take an Olympic wrestler in a very low weight class and have him wrestle a far less skilled and much bigger wrestler. And the technique is meaningless because he doesn't have the strength to do any of his technical moves...
     
  8. lepinthehood

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    so these big benchpressers also had a wealth of wrestling experience and wrestling technique aswell? but were too weak to do anything to you, alright. its obvious the squat, deadlifts, clean and jerk lifts are better for overall functional strength, but bench press will give you strength and a weak person cannot benchpress heavy numbers.

    right now we have tito 'who looked like he didn't ever benchpress' Trinidad who would still cave in my face *no disputing that but speculation
    deno a NFL great who didn't benchpress mu h or couldn't bench press much, conjecture
    and big benchpressers who may or may not have all the technique in the world not being able to do anything to do you.

    and now you are having a go at smaller lighter people unable to beat and outstrength bigger heavier men. :D
    not that has anything to do with benchpressing.
     
  9. tinman

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    I don't know how to explain to you that bench press has no transferable characteristics to combat sports. I've tried, you've not listened.
     
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  10. lepinthehood

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    Meaningless in the real world and doesn't mean you have strength equates to a good bench press doesn't transfer to combat sports.

    LOL.
    When I said it indicates chest, shoulder and tricep power you go on a tirade of nonsense.

    Even when I admitted the bench press doesn't have any or very little benefit to punching and wrestling especially compared to technique, speed, balance, accuracy.

    Read again what I've wrote and see you may of jumped the gun which is fine, but then after that started typing some real gibberish.

    Come here. Lift a heavy weight one you struggle with I don't know something in the garden an everyday item. It's heavy you are struggling, bench press for a month or so. Then try picking up and press that item, it will be easier because you've strengthened your chest, triceps, shoulders and some stabilizers. You have gotten stronger, Thus bench press does make you stronger.
     
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  11. UniversalPart

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    Because Beterbiev is not a p*ssy. He challenged himself and went for it.

    A man who is not afraid of failure is a force to be reckoned with.
     
  12. Serge

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    :D
     
  13. Rico Spadafora

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    Pretty sure Kermit Cintron could bench 355 at like 150 pounds.
     
  14. J Jones

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    I heard Mosley used to bench 315. I’ve also heard Bradley’s freakishly strong. Either way, I’m not sure why it’s so hard to believe. When I was stationed at Camp Lejeune in 1994, I saw an older guy I worked with bench 315 for 10 reps, under complete control, and with no spotter. Just walked up to the bench, loaded 3 45 pound plates and did his thing. I estimate he was between 35 and 40 years old, stood about 5’6” and Weighed no more than 150 pounds.
     


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