Quote from Brad Reid
I suppose if you go back and look at the Mart video, you will notice the bar and weights are absolutely "still" and don't wiggle or vibrate under the huge load, that too, it was posted here on:
April 1, April Fool's Day.
Weak elite discus throwers? Years ago coming from similar posts here, a 68 - 69 meter thrower emailed me and said he benched about 315 lbs. with other lifts in the same sort of range. He was, by the way, about 6'8" as I recall and had levers out the kazoo.
Janus Robberts was strong in a few lifts and got decently strong toward the end of his collegiate career at SMU, but he was FAR from a powerhouse with weights benching 280 to 300 as an incoming freshman and getting up in the high 300s by his senior year. He was a better shot putter than discus thrower but a 200 footer and NCAA champion in the latter.
There were many other elites who had rather pedestrian strength levels but more often than not, they lift quite well.
published at Apr 1st 2013 8:13pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from Greg Pilling
I'm calling April fools on this one. As Brad mentioned, the plates and bar are perfectly straight and aren't moving at all. Not just that, but look at how quickly he's lowering that weight. That would be a pretty impressive plyometric movement at that weight. That's also an awfully quick rebound off the chest that in reality would cause some serious compression and injury.
Here's a real 270k bench:
I have to say, I appreciate the thought and effort to put that video on here. Always something good coming out of global throwing.
published at Apr 1st 2013 8:28pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/
Quote from wrucky
I'm not exactly sure how far you are talking about, but I got to a point last season where I could throw 64ish meters in competition under most conditions, with a 290ish bench and 375ish squat.
published at Apr 1st 2013 11:19pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/