That is quite impressive.
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That is quite impressive.
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I thought the article was going to say that he completed 250 .45 caliber cartridges in one hour on an RCBS single press! One track mind I guess....
I used to compete in flat bench press but for only few meets but this dude is impressive. 90 years old, benching 187.2. Yes sir, impressive.
The best I have ever flat benched was not in competition, but at the Gym, did a wobbly 205 lbs press with me weighing in at about 175 lbs.
I like the decline bench better. My best push is 250 lbs. on it.
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But having done my share of competitive lifting (I think I still hold the record for Clarion University), bench press is a dumb exercise that I wish people could just forego. It builds the ego while distorting/stressing the body in ways that was never intended by its Maker.
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That is quite an accomplishment to be 90 and still able to get it up!
Good for him. OldVet, I think the best way to describe it, is that's its something you accomplish that no one else can take away. It's a sense of pride and accomplishment. Most people who lift don't do it for show or for others, but for themselves. Btw, thank you for your service.
Y'all should read the article again then scroll down to the Comments....read of the 72 year old WWII Vet that wiped up the pavement with 4 20sumpin punks that jumped him and his 23 year old friend. Comical and heartwarming A regular Hole in One!!!
I did some lifting up until I was 70 and RH hit my immune system. I managed to do 265 on the BP at that time. Now at 75 I'm lucky if I can use my Bowflex three days a week. Ya do what ya can.
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That is (was) me. Pic was taken five years ago before arthritis hit me. Just trying to make a point about how one can still keep in shape as we age.
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No it is not photo shopped, I would have nothing to gain by doing that. That was taken in my basement and the lighting was bad but it was not shopped. If she thinks it is shopped because of my one forearm is bigger than the other, look closely at my left hand, you will see it is smaller than my right because I only have three stubs and a thumb on that hand which never allowed a normal size forearm for lack of grip.
I assure you that was me five years ago.