6) Critical Bench: What do you think the RAW and shirt bench record will be in the next 10 years?
Between the genetic freaks out there, technology, etc. there's no telling what it's going to be.
7) Critical Bench: You're right, powerlifting, is the sport where the main objective is to make impossible, possible! Robert, give us your 10 biggest tips for a bigger bench so more people can start pushing the envelope when building a bigger bench like you have!
1. Start by perfecting your form.
2. Bench heavy using low reps once a week
3. Incorporate a speed day for bench
4. Board Presses
5. Pound the triceps
6. Perform your bench sets with a pause
7. Floor Presses
8. Close Grip Bench
9. Train the Lats
10. Most importantly always train with intensity.
8) Critical Bench: Great tips! Are there any tips that you feel must be avoided when going after a bigger bench?
I feel people tend to over train a lot, because they feel the more you do it the stronger
your bench will be, which isn't the case.
9) Critical Bench: What goes through your mind before crushing a big weight? Do you get really crazy in the head?
The thoughts that go through my head are pretty crazy. The thing is no matter how much
weight I lift I always feel I can do more.
10) Critical Bench: Well, keep benching more and making more headlines in the powerlifting world. Robert, it's been an honor. In closing are there any mentors or anyone who you would like to thank?
I would like to thank my high school wrestling coach for getting me started in lifting and seeing the potential I had. I also would like to thank Shawn Lyte and BMF Sports.