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Matt Poursoltani, a senior at Pilot Point high school in Texas can bench press 700 pounds and here is the video of it....ridiculous.
Matt Poursoltani has increased the amount he can lift by more than 100 pounds in just a year.
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The article compares this lift to the 705 done by Larry Allen. The difference is that Larry Allen did it "Raw" while wearing a T-Shirt. This kid is wearing a bench press shirt "Assisted" which could be aiding him by as much as 250+ pounds.
The All-Time record noted in the article of 1,075 pounds was also "Assisted ".
Really can't even compare the 2 lifts.
This post was edited by BamaBornDukie 13 months ago
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Bbd, for the uninitiated(me) how does a shirt help do anything?
There isn't a need to discredit the kid he accomplished something good for him bench shirt or not
That's absolutely ridiculous and while some people are just stronger and more physically advanced than others you can't tell me this kid isn't on some kind of PEDs. A full grown man playing in the NFL benching 700 pounds is pretty insane but a high schooler doing it is something far different.
I'm sure he's never even 'considered' using illegal supplements!
(And I really don't want to know the ugly truth behind how rampant
they really are in most competitive athletics.)
Good grief. PED's??? Really?
Is it possible? Of course but there are human oddities out there. Did see the kid is built like Shrek only shorter. he looks like he's about 5'6" in both directions. Hell his BP was only about 6 inches.
He doesn't look like a football player so what the heck would he need PED's for? Weightlifting? i would expect that would be the most highly monitored sport ever when it comes to PED's. like the others have said, if a shirt can do 250, i could use one of those.
The bench shirts really do help a lot...not sure about 250, but they help. Keeps you from really having to control the weight and keeps all your joints/muscles in tight and compact. Takes the "free" out of free weight to a large degree.
That said, Holy %&*#
agreed they do help but no where near 50%
Take a water balloon and throw it. Now take a water balloon and put it in a water balloon launcher. Thats kind of like what putting on a bench shirt does. All that aside, what Larry Allen did he did as a full grown man. This kid is still in high school. So yeah, you pretty much can't compare the two lifts.
That dude has way too much cleavage showing.
Really, you're going to try and tell me a damn shirt or bouncing the weights or whatever other methods lifters use to assist is going to help him lift an additional 250 lbs?
Crazy...right? Welcome to the off-season
The ones taking some shots at BBD I'm guessing have never been around some elite lifting. Below shows a pretty big gap from raw to suited
Look at the best RAW Ply and Multi ply benches all time in the 220 class, there are some pretty big gaps in the type of shirt being worn. Looked all up on powerliftingwatch.com
It's impressive but the weight moved like 3 inches. I've never seen such a small rom. Still impressive for a kid though.
It ABSOLUTELY can. Multi-ply lift shirts and open back style shirts can add a ton of weight to a bench max over what an individual would be able to do "raw". I watched a dude who I worked out in the same gym with and whose normal bench max was a little over 300lbs put on an open back bench shirt and do well over 500lbs.
Agreed. The kid has extremely short arms. I still have to give him props for the feat though.
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Who wants to bench 700 pounds if you have to look like that to do it? (no homo)
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