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big49ersfanIconBENCH PRESS IN A STRONGMAN COMP13-01-2012 @ 17:25 
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so i know strongmen do not do bench. but wouldnt it be good event for them to have something like a 200kg for rep bench test they do squats and deads.

so why do they not do bench press
MCMIcon...13-01-2012 @ 17:27 
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Do I recall a funky bench press event some time ago, which Magnus Samuelsson won?

Someone with a better memory may be able to expand!
samevansIcon...13-01-2012 @ 17:28 
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big49ersfan said:so i know strongmen do not do bench.

thats why? i don't like bench so i hope it stay that way period haha
brownbearIcon...13-01-2012 @ 17:28 
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1- it's lying down! not really a full test of a person's strength
2-the overhead press is already varied enough as it is in terms of bias with ROM variability! Now imagine those that can really arch on a bench!
3-Suits are allowed on the squat and deadlift, so theoretically shirts could be allowed on the bench! Allowing shirts raises so many issues, especially in terms of safety. Can need a hand out and 2 side spots/side at times when it gets heavy!

Can't think of any others off the top of my head
VanillaGorillaIcon...13-01-2012 @ 17:34 
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Oh for f**ks sake.
wjmxm21Icon...13-01-2012 @ 17:35 
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Post Edited: 13.01.2012 @ 17:38 PM by wjmxm21
You could do a Car Bench Press with side handles, or a barrell loaded machine thing (similar to the squat one they used to use occasionally). The handles at about chest height, about shoulder width, and press up and down. It would be pressing from a Deadstop off the chest though. I think there was one in WSM years ago, back when Magnus Samuelsson was competing.
brownbearIcon...13-01-2012 @ 17:35 
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Let's get Mr. Wayne's opinion on this....
RicoIcon...13-01-2012 @ 17:45 
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Wasn't there a motorbike or quad bike bench press event once? Or that might have been made up by me in my head.
Wayne_CowdreyIcon...13-01-2012 @ 18:01 
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ThingIcon...13-01-2012 @ 18:17 
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FFS I feel offended now I bench
chaosIcon...13-01-2012 @ 18:27 
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I vaguley remember seeing one where they had a fruit machine or something for benching, wasn't that good!
CarlIcon...13-01-2012 @ 18:45 
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There was a quad bike bench at one of samuelsons wsm qualifiers

There was also a 180 axle bench in a midlands comp a few years ago
RicoIcon...13-01-2012 @ 18:52 
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Carl said:There was a quad bike bench at one of samuelsons wsm qualifiers

There was also a 180 axle bench in a midlands comp a few years ago


Yeaaaaah knew i wasn't telling porkies!
PAGANIcon...13-01-2012 @ 19:07 
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Incline log press is a traditional strongman event I believe.
EDCLARKEIcon...13-01-2012 @ 19:54 
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it would probably be a good event in terms of the general public , everyone's heard of the bench press , watching big guys knocking out massive 200k plus benchpresses would blow the average gym goers mind.

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