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160kg/353lbs Bench Press PR

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I hit a bench press personal record today with 160kg/353lbs. It was paused for a one count at an RPE@10. The video is below!

Jonnie Candito Placed 3rd at IPF World’s

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At the IPF Raw World Championship, United States powerlifter Jonnie Candito placed 3rd to get a bronze medal in the 83kg category. His lifts were: 255kg/562lbs squat, 145kg/319.5lbs bench press, and 282.5kg/622.8lbs deadlift. This got him a  682.5kg/1504.7lbs total! He got a bronze medal for his deadlift and his total.

Check out Jonnie’s YouTube channel here. He provides some very¬†valuable¬†information about lifting there and also showcases his strength in many of his videos. He is definitely one of my favorite fitness YouTubers.

Congrats Jonnie! You’re a beast!

Pause Bench vs Touch n Go Bench

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You may or may not have asked yourself, if you should be pausing your reps on bench press. Who better to ask than an IPF world record holder in the bench press?! And that’s exactly what Jonnie Candito did in his latest video about whether or not you should pause reps on the bench press. Enjoy the video!

Cliffs:

– The intro is f#cking crazy!

– Connor Lutz from Canada is an IPF world record holder in the bench press (in the 83kg/183lbs weight class of the RAW junior division) with a 190kg/419lbs bench press.

– Connor thinks you should pause most of your bench press work and also utilize long (3 second) pauses to force your body to become stable in the bottom position.

– Pausing your bench press at the bottom can help prevent form breakdown (and a higher risk of injury) in the bottom portion of the bench press under heavy loads.

– Touch n go bench press work might still have a place in your training as he briefly explains in the video.

 

I hope that helps you decide whether or not you should be pausing repetitions on the bench press! I will definitely continue to pause most of my benching.

Monsterettes – Powerlifting Women Video

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These powerlifting ladies are strong! They’re the Monsterettes from Monster Garage Gym.

Video of the Week & Reverse Grip Bench Article

Video of the Week

This one’s from Jonnie Candito (US national level powerlifter) about hips shooting up in the deadlift. It’s quality information and he’s also trolling CT Fletcher a little bit, because the footage he uses for the bad example is taken from a CT Fletcher training video.

 

Reverse Grip Bench Article

This one is a pretty good read about the reverse grip bench press. A movement I’ve considered doing myself and will try in the future for sure.

Master the Reverse-Grip Bench by John Phung

 

Natalya Kuzmina is a Strong Woman – Videos

Female powerlifter Natalya Kuzmina from Kazakhstan recently hit IPF world records in the squat, bench, deadlift, and total for women at 84kg/185lbs at IPF Worlds in Russia. Her 560kg/1232lbs world record total consisted of a 210kg/462lbs squat, a 125kg/275lbs bench press, and a 225kg/495lbs deadlift.

The most impressive part about all of that? Those aren’t even her personal records! She actually beat all of those lifts at the Kazakhstan Classic Championships back in March 2013. Below are the videos of the lifts that got her an incredible total of 597.5kg/1317lbs.

 

225kg/496lbs Squat

 

132.5kg/292lbs Bench

 

240kg/529lbs Deadlift

 

Do I even lift?

Incline Bench Lap Dance

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Please share this with all your female friends and send them to my gym on bench day.