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Chad Wesley Smith 2248 Raw Total!

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Juggernault Training's very own Chad Wesley Smith showed some very impressive lifts at Supertraining! He popped a 937 pound squat, pressed a 540 bench and then finished the day with a 771 pound deadlift to give him the 15th highest raw total of all time!
Check out his Squat, Bench and Dead lift footage:



 
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IronSoul

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Some huge lifts. Guy is strong as hell. Looks like he has more in his bench and dead easily. Did I see bands on wen he was squatting? Is that something for safety in competition? I've never seen it before
 
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That is nuts.

And yes, IS, those straps are for safety.
 
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Some huge lifts. Guy is strong as hell. Looks like he has more in his bench and dead easily. Did I see bands on wen he was squatting? Is that something for safety in competition? I've never seen it before
Those aren't bands. They are Spud Inc. safety straps. Many of us use those straps.
 
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Some huge lifts. Guy is strong as hell. Looks like he has more in his bench and dead easily. Did I see bands on wen he was squatting? Is that something for safety in competition? I've never seen it before

Not bands, they are straps. Spud Inc. Makes a good set. If you miss the lift and the spotters are no help which unfortunately happens the straps stop you from getting stapled. They are required to be used in my fed. Gene Rychlak will tell you during rules if you don't want the straps when you squat then you can leave.
 
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Not bands, they are straps. Spud Inc. Makes a good set. If you miss the lift and the spotters are no help which unfortunately happens the straps stop you from getting stapled. They are required to be used in my fed. Gene Rychlak will tell you during rules if you don't want the straps when you squat then you can leave.
That's pretty cool. Have you ever seen them do what they are made for in your experience at competitions? They sound great
 
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That's pretty cool. Have you ever seen them do what they are made for in your experience at competitions? They sound great
Sorry, what I meant by that was have you ever seen someone miss the lift and the straps do their job?
 
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That's pretty cool. Have you ever seen them do what they are made for in your experience at competitions? They sound great
Thank god for them. The first time I attempted a 600lb squat I missed. Chest caved and I would have been stapled to the floor. I had two side spots and a back spot. One of the side spotters just stood there. Didn't even move. The straps caught the bar. Then I chased the little ****er through the gym and out into the parking lot where I choked his ass up against a car and warned him never to spot anyone in the gym again.
 
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Thank god for them. The first time I attempted a 600lb squat I missed. Chest caved and I would have been stapled to the floor. I had two side spots and a back spot. One of the side spotters just stood there. Didn't even move. The straps caught the bar. Then I chased the little ****er through the gym and out into the parking lot where I choked his ass up against a car and warned him never to spot anyone in the gym again.
Wow man that's nuts. I'm glad you were using them. And good for you for chasing that fool down, what a squid. How anyone's instinct would allow them to just stand there is beyond comprehension to me. I learned something today, good shit.
 
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Gotcha, that's my first time seeing them.
They're $80 and they're worth their weight in gold. If you squat in a cage I suggest you buy a pair for yourself. I always use them when I squat.
 
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They're $80 and they're worth their weight in gold. If you squat in a cage I suggest you buy a pair for yourself. I always use them when I squat.
Will definitely take that into consideration when I start squatting heavier again. Will they work in an old school rack? That's all my gym has
 
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