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Posted: 5/10/2003 11:58:29 AM EDT
A wandering bad-ass passing through stops in my gym and shouts this challenge. As it is my day off, I'm not there to take it up with him. A couple of locals are. "We've seen (metalstorm) do ____ in it", they obligingly answer. "Well now, hot damn, I'm going to beat that!!" he calls out. When the dust settles, he writes on the wall,"on this day,__,__,__, the great ____ set a new record in the bench.____pounds." All the blanks were filled in. He went back to the hotel. The next day I went to the gym and read it. "What the f--- is this??" I roared. They explained it to me. Man I was pissed. What they had presented as my max was merely a warmup weight that I handled quite easily. These were guys that just not very savy about weights. I called the hotel he was at, and got him on the phone: "Get your ass down here, right now!" "And bring a rag to clean the wall with!!" "You and I have some unsettled business!!" He never showed. The hotel says he checked out suddenly. I cleaned the wall. If you look very carefully at the spot you can see where it was written.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 12:03:06 PM EDT
So what was his max?
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 12:07:39 PM EDT
Well alrighty then.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 12:08:35 PM EDT
In all honesty, I think the World Record is somthing in the order of 650 Lbs...Just a hair over what I can bench [:D]
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 12:11:14 PM EDT
Too much Testosterone in here for me.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 12:34:18 PM EDT
The bigger the ego, the easier the bruise.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 1:00:28 PM EDT
My best was doing doubles with 353lbs for my 5th set of bench. Tried to do 405lbs once but needed a nudge from a spotter to get it up.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 1:08:56 PM EDT
The first time most people ever heard of Greg Kovacs was several years ago when he was a spectator at an area powerlifting competition and after the guy won the overall with like 405 or 420lbs by barely and i do mean barely getting it up on his second attempt. Greg Kovacs walks up onto the lifting platform and lays down on the same benc witht he same official weight on the bar and starts knocking out reps with it. He had on no gloves, no powersuit, no belt and no warm up and did like 20 reps then got up and walked out with out a word. needless to say the press was going crazy wondering who he was.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 1:13:06 PM EDT
Egomaniacs.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 1:19:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TrojanFan: The first time most people ever heard of Greg Kovacs was several years ago when he was a spectator at an area powerlifting competition and after the guy won the overall with like 405 or 420lbs by barely and i do mean barely getting it up on his second attempt. Greg Kovacs walks up onto the lifting platform and lays down on the same benc witht he same official weight on the bar and starts knocking out reps with it. He had on no gloves, no powersuit, no belt and no warm up and did like 20 reps then got up and walked out with out a word. needless to say the press was going crazy wondering who he was.
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If he had wanted to be in that contest, then he should have entered it. All he succeeded in doing was trivializing the winner's victory. Kind of like MIKE going into the ring of a local boxing match and punching out the winner of the welter-weight division. Let him try that stunt in a national contest.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 1:29:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/10/2003 1:46:10 PM EDT by nightstalker]
Bill Kazmaier Career Statistics These are just a few of his accomplishments in his life. Junior National Powerlifting Champion-275 Pound Class-(760-512-760-2033) in 1978 Senior National Powerlifting Champion-275 Pound Class-(782-534-804-2121) in 1978 World Record-Bench Press-Superheavyweight-617 in 1979 World's Strongest Man Contest-Third in 1979 World Powerlifting Champion-Superheavyweight-(865-622-804-2292) in 1979 World Record-Bench Press-Superheavyweight-622 in 1979 Strongbow Superman Contest-Winner-374 Clean and Jerk, 837 Deadlift, 120sX17 Dumbell Press in 1980 World Record-Bench Press-Superheavyweight-634 in 1980 World Record-56 lb. Weight Toss Over Bar-Scottish Highland Games-Height: 16 feet and 3 inches in 1980 World's Strongest Man Contest-Winner in 1980 Powerlifting Competition-Best Squat-Superheavyweight-925 in 1981 World Record-Bench Press-Superheavyweight-639 in 1981 [b]World Record-Bench Press-Superheavyweight-661 in 1981[/b] World Record-Powerlifting Total-Superheavyweight-2424 in 1981 World Record-Dumbell Press in Exhibition-a Pair of 155sX10 repetitions; a Pair of 165sX5 repetitions in 1981 World's Strongest Man Contest-Winner in 1981 World Record-Deadlift-Superheavyweight-887 in 1981 #2 All-Time Squat in World's Strongest Man Competition of 969 pounds in 1981 World's Strongest Man Contest-Winner in 1982 Senior National Powerlifting Champion-Superheavyweight Class-(870-540-837-2248) in 1982 #3 All-Time Deadlift in World's Strongest Man Competition of 1055 pounds in 1982 World Powerlifting Champion-Superheavyweight Class-(848-501-799-2149) in 1983 Powerlifting Exhibition Best Deadlift-Superheavyweight-904 in 1983 World Record-56 lb. Weight Toss Over Bar-Scottish Highland Games-Height: 18 feet and 3 inches in 1984 World Record-Barbell Curl-440 lbs. in 1985 Ultimate Challenge-Runner up in 1987 Le Defi Mark Ten International-Winner in 1987 World Record-Seated Barbell Press-(Previous Record: Chuck Arens-407) Kaz: 448X3 in 1988 Muscle Power Classic-1st Place in 1988 World Record Log Press-375 lbs. in 1988 World's Strongest Man Contest-Runner up in 1988 Pure Strength II Team Competition-1st Place with Stuart Thompson as his partner in 1988 McGloshen Stones-First Man to Ever Lift all Five Stones in Competition in 1988 Louis Cyr Dumbell Side Raise and Hold-(Louis Cyr-88 lbs. in one hand and 97 lbs. in the other); Kaz-89 in one hand and 101 in the other for 6 reps. in 1988 Pure Strength II Team Competition-2nd Place with partner with OD Wilson in 1989 Louis Cyr Dumbell Front Raise and Hold-(Louis Cyr-131 lbs. for 1 rep.); Kaz-210 lbs. for six reps. World's Strongest Man Competition-4th Place in 1989 #2 All-Time Loglift in World's Strongest Man Competition of 363 pounds in 1989 World Record-Dumbell Press-100 lbs.X40 reps. in 1989 Guinness Book of Records-Member of 10 Man Team that Pulled a 14 ton Tractor and Attached Caravan for 2 Miles [B]PRESENT RECORD IS 750#[/b] by this guy. [url]http://www.wpspc.com/crawford/[/url]
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 2:20:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/10/2003 2:23:55 PM EDT by stemcell]
Apparently the world's record in the bench press is 771.75 pounds by Jamie Harris. June 23 at Mountaineer Park in West Virginia.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 2:23:23 PM EDT
i had a buddy at ft. bragg that i saw put up 525 8 times. EASY!
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 2:31:09 PM EDT
My personal bench record is a light 475 lbs.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 2:37:59 PM EDT
I did my bench listed above at a small 5'9" and 208lbs. Never got into competing but I always liked pushing my self to new limits and beyond.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 2:55:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TrojanFan: needed a nudge from a spotter to get it up.
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and you're admitting this in a public forum? If I ever get old enough that I need help getting it up, I'll just take my viagra and keep quiet about it.
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