Pssst, Kevin Larrabee. Pete Benches More Than You.

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In an effort to spice things up a bit, Brian St. Pierre, Pete Dupuis, and myself have spent the last month following Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 program. As it is, while we were supposed to de-load this week, Pete and I decided to test our 1RM in the bench today instead. Some of you may remember Pete from a while back when, after deadlifting 88 lbs on his first day of training, pulled 400 lbs exactly a year later.

Not to be outdone, here’s a video of Pete hitting 305 today (a 20 lb PR no less), which, as we all know, equates to roughly 450 lbs if this were an internet forum. For reps.

Congrats Pete. PS, Kevin, you have some catching up to do.

NOTE #1: Yes, I realize that Pete’s butt comes off the bench slightly. So you can relax internet hero guy who’s inevitably going to be the one who says something.

NOTE #2: I’m sorry, but what the hell is up with the group’s reaction after Pete hit that lift? Dammit, I remember when we used to slam our heads through the cement wall when someone so much as grabbed a foam roller. Now look at us. All we can muster is a token golfer’s clap? I think Dave (the guy in the red hat) has softened us up a bit. He comes all the way from England to hang with us, and within a week, the bloody wanker has us watching Notting Hill and listening to the Spice Girls. What’s next, asking for spots of tea between sets of squats? I do say, Bollocks! Oooooh, is that pomegranate?

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