Benching back in vogue

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You don’t tend to find many strongmen too fussed by their bench press numbers. With the exception of the oddball event, strongman competitions rarely feature chest-dominant pressing events. That’s not to say bench pressing isn’t a valuable tool in a strongman’s training box but they tend to focus their training on overhead lifts instead.

That said, Eddie Hall, Krzysztof Radzikowski and Laurence Shahlaei have posted up some impressive benching feats in the last week. Check them out below.

220kg/485lb x 8 reps
260kg/573lb x 2 reps
220kg/485lb incline x 5 reps
260kg/573lb incline x 1 rep

270kg/595lb x 1 rep

192kg/423lb x 3 reps