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How did the Western Hills kid do? One of my friends is his football coach.
He did well. He was actually 5 lbs ahead of Billings going to the dead lift.
515 dead lift
He is kind of more of a squatty type build like the kid from Pilot Point.
^^^ there ya go!!!!!!
Billings is about 6-1 323 and he carries it about as well as you can. He does not have much trimming up to do. He will get down some as all freshman do but physically he is already where he needs to be.
No kidding! What a beast.
David Smoak just tweeted video of the record breaking deadlift
This post was edited by DT_Bear 13 months ago
and to think that Billings still is 6 months away from his first college football game. He could be benching 525 by then.
There is no telling what he will bench without powerlifting rules
^^^ DT, I'm not being into powerlifting and it's rules, so what do you expect Billings to bench "w/o powerlifting rules?"
I have no idea but in most offseason programs you do not have to control it and pause as extreme as you do in a powerlifting meet with judges.
Thanks, was wondering the same thing.
1. The bench shall be placed on the platform with the head facing the front or angled up to 45 degrees.
2. The lifter must lie on his back with head, shoulders and buttocks in contact with the bench surface. The feet must be flat on the floor (as flat as the shape of the shoe will allow). His hands and fingers must grip the bar positioned in the rack stands with a thumbs around grip. This position shall be maintained throughout the lift. Foot movement is permissible but must remain flat on the platform. The hair must
not hide the back of the head when lying down on the bench. Pony tail is preferred.
3. To achieve firm footing the lifter may use flat surfaced plates, or blocks not exceeding 30 cm in total height and a minimum dimension of 60 cm x 40 cm, to build up the surface of the platform. Blocks in the range of 5 cm, 10 cm, 20 cm, and 30 cm, should be made available for foot placement at all international competitions.
4. Not more than five and not less than two spotter / loaders shall be on the platform at any time. After correctly positioning himself, the lifter may enlist the help of the spotter / loaders in removing the bar from the racks. The lift off if assisted by the spotter / loaders must be at arms length.
5. The spacing of the hands shall not exceed 81 cm measured between the forefingers (both forefingers must be within the 81 cm marks and the whole of the forefingers must be in contact with the 81 cm marks if maximum grip is used). The use of the reverse grip is forbidden.
6. After removing the bar from the racks, with or without the help of the spotter / loaders, the lifter shall wait with straight arms elbows locked for the Chief Referee’s signal. The signal shall be given as soon as the lifter is motionless and the bar properly positioned. For reasons of safety the lifter will be requested to “Re-place” the bar, together with a backward movement of the arm, if after a period of five seconds he is not in the correct position to begin the lift. The Chief Referee will then convey the reason why the signal was not given.
7. The signal to begin the attempt shall consist of a downward movement of the arm together with the audible command “Start”.
8. After receiving the signal, the lifter must lower the bar to the chest or abdominal area (the bar shall not touch the belt), hold it motionless, after which the Chief referee will signal the audible command “Press”. The lifter must then return the bar to straight arms length elbows locked. When held motionless in this position the audible command “Rack” shall be given together with a backward motion of the arm. If the bar is lowered to the belt and stays on it for 5 seconds the Chief Referee’s command is “rack”.
They also wear those bench shirts, which no doubt help you get it up. He wouldn't wear that for a non-powerlifting max out.
Those things are horrible. They cut you up.
The 705 deadlift to finish was impressive.
Just curious... for comparison to other players. How many reps of 225 do you think his bench translates to? Any way to guesstimate?
This post was edited by Bearish 13 months ago
pure strength and endurance strength are two different things. But it would be surprising if he doesn't get in the mid 30s as a freshman.
I think it would be high 30s to 40ish.
Is there video of Billings' squat?
Just his deadlift
Video of all three now. So impressive.
500 - http://youtu.be/onMzHQdAPXI
Squat - 805 - http://youtu.be/Zjusn83VM-c
Deadlift - 705 - http://youtu.be/8QGiJckgUZU
Was just doing an article on them all. Colt is finishing it up.
Holy moly, that's just STUPID weight!!! incredibly impressive raw strength.
admittedly though, i'm really glad he's done with this. it would've been a shame for him to injure himself doing non-football stuff.
He's far more likely to injure himself at football practice than from doing this.
okay. i really wasnt speaking to the likelihood of him getting injured as much as it just being a shame if he WERE injured doing this, when he's got such a bright future in football. i imagine his earning potential is much, much, much greater playing football than it is at power lifting.
also, weightlifting injuries aren't terribly uncommon. Phil Taylor missed most, if not all, of last season after tearing a Pec lifting weights. I also remember Danny Kendra blowing out a Retina, or something with his eye, when trying to set some lifting record, while he was at FSU, back in the 90s.
Did the needle stick Kendra in the eye?
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