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HS Kid Matches Larry Allen's 700lb Bench

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Hoofbite, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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  2. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Does look older. But at any age that's a lot of weight.
  3. danielofthesaints

    danielofthesaints Well-Known Member

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  4. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    Growth hormones in the milk these days.
  5. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    Can't help but get suspicious when his personal best was 570 in 2012 and now he is at 700? I know people can make big jumps in bench/squat but once you get to heavier weights you go up a few lbs at a time, not 130 in less than a year.

    He benched 670 a week ago, and now is up to 700?
  6. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    yeah I am suspicious as well
  7. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    It is amazing how fast you gain in the teens though even without cheating. He could be that one in a million kid who is just that strong but in todays day and age the odds of him being that kid gets slimmer and slimmer.
  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Kid loves him some spinach
  9. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I can see the 130 lbs in a years time. The 30 lb jump in a weeks time is less believable.

    What position does this kid play? Looking at various articles, it says he is a top football prospect. He is listed at 5'-10" and 270 lbs. Chances are he is shorter than that.
  10. bounce

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    Hilarious. The guy lifted 700 lbs, and people are going to discredit it with anything. He has shorter arms, and probably a lifting vest - but he still lifted 700 pounds. Long arms definitely make bench press harder, to this guy is more built for it - but it's still 700 lbs.

    People don't look at Lebron dunking and go "doesn't count...he's 6'8."
  11. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    because shorter arms and a lifting vest help a LOT. So this is nowhere near as impressive as the headline would make people believe.
  12. kapolani

    kapolani Well-Known Member

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    Dude is impressive.

    But, there's something to be said about having short arms. Short arms help a lot. Technique also plays a role. Natural strength trumps all though. Still very, very impressive.

    During my military/lifting days my max was 405 lbs. My weight was 185ish ~ 190ish depending if I pooped or not. My father's max was 490 at about the same weight as me in his lifting/football days. For some reason the males in my family are naturally strong. We attribute it to "mana."
  13. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    5'10" 270 lbs. He's a refrigerator box.
  14. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Major, major advantage. I thought he didn't get it when I first saw the video because the bar hardly even moved.

    I absolutely say that. I don't find anything impressive about Blake Griffin, LeBron, Dwight, or whoever dunking. They only have to get like a foot off the ground to do it.

    Liftin 700 is still impressive, but with a vest and short arms, it really minimizes it, imo. There's a reason that a lot of great power lifters are short guys.
    I have a hard time buying 30 lbs in a week too, especially for someone who has probably been bench pressing for a long time. Going up 30 lbs in a week isn't all that difficult for someone whose just starting out I don't think (I know I went from like 205 max to 260 in like 2 weeks when I was 19), but moving from 670 to 700 in a week seems almost impossible.

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