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It's in the live thread, but I know a lot of you were anxious to find out.
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
Wow. Pretty sure nobody called that one.
What was expected?
Most people expected about eleventybillion.
30 reps is still an elite number for the bench press. Expectations for our guys always seem to get overhyped—there's nothing to be ashamed about 30 reps. That's good!
Trent Richardson did 25 reps on the bench press and people also felt disappointed. 25 reps for a running back is very good, though.
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I read the same posting Rolling read last year. Supposedly, he ran the 40 and hit 52 on bench according to the post by Walsh or someone.
Because Juniors can participate on pro day and to give scouts a look at them.
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i would've expected around 40, i thought they did there stuff tomorrow too.
Well that certainly doesn't help but everybody knows he is strong. Isn't there a big difference between raw explosive strength (max) and muscle endurance (reps)?
As a warm up?
That just does not add up to what we have heard over and over again. I wonder if he can actually bench a 1 rep max at 600. Very odd.
Not sure why everyone hear's a 1RM and decides clearly he can rep 50x due to this fact.
Like here, why don't you train heavy for 8 weeks, like 2 (reps) x 10 (sets) ... Now jump right into crossfit. Lemme know how it goes LMFAO, should translate easily no ?
Yea to me that doesn't add up to a 600 pound bench press max. I have personally seen someone do 30 reps they couldn't come anywhere close to benching 600 pounds.
Yea I don't know shit about weight lifting but I had always heard that this test was flawed because you train these athletes for power and explosiveness and then test them for muscle endurance. Given the average football play is 6-7 seconds...those comments made sense to me.
Because the staff said that at Bama's pro day lastyear Jesse broke the combine bench record, and that is why everyone on here expected he would break the bench record. Not like everyone on here just expected that he would do 52 reps because of his max, but everyone did expect it because we have been told that he has broken it before, plus it has been hyped up for a long time. FYI football is an endurance sport and workouts are alternated between strength/mass/endurance. What good is strength without endurance, and what good endurance without strength, being one of the best football players in the country you need both.
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