You do realize that chest strength is very important for linemen on both sides of the ball right?
Alabama Defensive Lineman Benches 600 Pounds
Yea if you can't drive anyone with your legs it's kinda pointless. Or if your pad level is too high. Or if you can't shed blocks. Or if you were a former defensive end who is now gonna play NT. Or a lot of other things Sure bench is important but uh there's a lot of other things that are too. I wouldn't worry about a dude who benches 600 lbs. What i would worry about is that he has a track record of being a good football player. Barnum isn't exactly a small weak guy himself or a slouch. I don't think this guy is any better than the good linemen that Michigan has faced over the years. Plus Michigan is used to a guy like this since Mike Martin lined up every m-f in the fall against our o-line the last 4 years.
isn't your typical NT. He's athletic and can stack and shed. He's a 1st rounder and probably the best DT that Michigan will face in a few years. He's really really good and Nick Saban trust him to control the interior.
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1st/2nd rounder as a DT. With a new C and Williams moving to NG, the interior is going to have their hands full with him.
Well, it is on the front page, albeit in the Etc. category.
you can see the trick wires doing all the work.
Wasn't this in a thread like... two days ago?
Dontari Poe had a great combine, but he's a mediocre football player at best. Being a first-round pick was a joke. Williams is probably pretty good, but this doesn't make him an unstoppable Suh type.
They play different positions. Jesse Williams is going to be a nose tackle. He might not be Ndamukong Suh, but can he handle a first-year starting center (Barnum) and a potential walk-on starter (Burzynski)? Probably. I don't think he's going to end the game with 15 tackles and 3 sacks, but it's going to be very tough to get an interior push.
If I eat myself three times and then refrain from going to the bathroom, this guy could still almost bench me.
Turd. Going to the bathroom. Naw, who’d believe that?
Ah, the joys of a sport where PED testing is basically up to the honor system.
Remember when BWC was stoked about hitting 370 on the bench? Good Lawd.
As of last year, the top DT's were Michigan's Mike Martin (505), Ohio's John Simon (450 in HS, unconfirmed 600+) and Alabama's Josh Chapman (580). So while 600 is definitely an amazing amount for a semi-nimble human to bench, he's only benching 3.5% more than Chapman did last year, and 15% more than Martin, probably the lowest on this list. Again, 600 is incredible, but I wouldn't be shocked if it didn't translate to complete dominance on the field.
I have to disagree with you. Saying that it's only 15% more than Martin, while true, is very misleading. This is not a linear scale; the incremental effort between benching 600 lbs and 500 lbs is an exponential difference in strength. Another analogy would be be in track and field, where atheletes can only run 100% of their speed for a short distance, but can run 90% of their speed much, much longer. The incremental effort is huge.
So it's not like Williams is 15% stronger than Martin, since it's not linear. He's probably like 30% stronger (just a complete guess).
Actually, I think it is a linear increase, not an exponential one. Force moving an object over a distance, etc. But I agree with your point; 600 is way more than 15% more impressive than Mike Martin.
more than 15% more impressive. I'm just thinking that these guys all throw a ton of weight around lifting and experience different results on the field. Once you're benching 500+, I can't see where adding more weight is the most important factor in becoming a better lineman, and that's what I was trying to get across.
There is nothing that indicates that's true, and that analogy is not applicable. The "max" is intended as measure of the most weight you can possibly push succesfully, and any calculation you could present in defense of a relative comparision shows that it's a linear function of weight.
and dominance one-on-one, then Mandarich and MSU would have beat Messner and Michigan. Didn't happen, though, did it? Mandarich was a physical freak (roid-induced, of course) who could whip Messner in the weight room; on the football field it turned out the other way around.
600 pounds is like 3 Sheilas, 4 barbies, and 11 joeys, give or take. That's all the Australian I know.
Maybe he's wearing a bench shirt. I don't know anything about this but apparently it's some sort of supportive shirt that has allowed a bodybuilder to bench over 1000lbs. with it and only 700lbs. without it. The middle area of his shirt does seem to be raised in a weird fashion.
Unfortunately for us, bench shirts all appear to have sleeves, and the shirt Williams is wearing in the pic does not. My guess is that he has some variety of pad underneath his shirt used to soften the blow when the bar hits his chest.
Those all have sleeves.and are made from tight-fitting polyester material. That's just a normal shirt he's wearing.
Bench no hit back.
If this inside scoop comes straight from RDT (RollDamnTide) aka WIAB (Wolverine in a bag)?
was bags of money?
I don't know much about weight lifting, but Larry Allen is legendary for benching 700. I wonder if this guy can get to that level.
Eh, Nate Newton's ability to carry around a couple hundred pounds of marijuana at all times was always more impressive to me.
P-Diddy always has a briefcase full of a million dollars cash with him, everywhere he goes. He doesn't carry it though. He hires one of his bodyguards to carry it.
bench presses 650 pounds.
It's prolly 50lbs weights and a 50 bar. Or something more beefed up. When I played hockey some of the racks had those. Since we could all squat a ton. I never ever would have needed heavy bars though.
Freak of nature. This truck driver that comes into my work can bench over 700lbs but that's cuz he's roiding. He's got YouTube video and his name is Horace if any wanted to know.
Before this news was anyone harboring the belief that Alabama's D-Line is going to be anything but really, really good?
Shit, I stuff my face with over 600 pounds of chicken wings in one sitting.... Signed, Rosie O'donnel....O_o
yeah, but what planet was he on when he did it?
Unless I'm mistaken, pounds are a measure of weight, not mass, and therefore take into account the force of gravity.
/Vague memories of physics 140
I vote BSB as the new Hawking.
I am guessing with the spotter help and the bounce from his chest mattress... He is only really lifting about 590... pussy.
I can leg press that with both hands tied behind my back.
Plus, there's a reason the NFL combines use reps of 225 and not highest single bench press.
Still, it is quite impressive.
If we drag a bench out to the 50 yard line and decide the game by bench presses, we might be in trouble.
projecting B1G championships based on one summer's compsosite recruiting services rankings.
I thought it said "Alabama Defensive Lineman Weighs 600 pounds". I wondered how the hell did that happen? Guess the reminder postcard from my eye doctor for a checkup is good timing.
Well, you are just working with one eye there, pilgrim.
It doesn't always translate, but it certainly doesn't hurt.
Bob Tabachino benched more than that back in the day. Of course, his arms were about 18" long and he had ample girth so the bar didn't have to travel a whole lot. Then again, I couldn't get 600lbs off the rack, so what the hell do I know?
I sure hope the announcers have time to bring this up during the game's broadcast.
Just bench pressing 600 lbs. doesn't make a great player.
Unless he can bounce two linemen off his chest.
I don't think that's actually possible, though.
Cuz if it were, that would probably be a rules change this year.
Even if this is real, it probably doesn't mean much.
Doesn't mean he's not a raving man-beast to be feared...
But does he run like a gazelle?
not scared. sadly knill never really played for us.
how many cfl combine records do we hold?