I have reviewed literally 100ís of dvds. All of them have been
of the bodybuilding variety, from personal workout dvdís to
contest coverage and in between. Since I have recently switched
over to powerlifting, I have thought I would start a smaller
collection of dvdís specializing in this challenging sport.
I have viewed some of the Westside tapes, and have found
them to be ok, very interesting but not that motivational.
I recently purchased 242 RAW, from www.criticalbench.com.
Now let me first take a moment to say that the folks over at
critical bench show excellent customer service, and will handle
any problem quickly and deliver the goods as promised.
242 RAW features the training of Jeremy Hoornstra, a
truly incredible powerlifter. Most of the footage is in the
gym, with a few scenes from competitions like the NERB,
The Olympia (Kings of the Bench) and the Arnold classic,
along with some training for his appearance in the Animal
Cage at the Arnold.
Watching Jeremy Bench 615 raw, (with only a pair of
insufficient wrist wraps) at a bodyweight of 242 is awe
inspiring. But itís the real gym footage that is mind boggling
I will run down a few lifts for your astonishment. Try
benches with 405 for sets of 20! Or how about seated
dumbbell presses with 100lbs dumbbells for 50 reps
(thatís right 50 reps!). 495lbs bent rows, 405 behind the
neck presses, 650lbs deadlifts, 100lbs dumbbell front raises.
One of my favorite scenes is when Jeremy and his friends go
outside to do sets of SUV pushing. Yeah thatís right,
pushing an SUV about 50 yards or so on a slight incline!
Makes walking lunges look like a sissy workout!
I have seen some hardcore training in my life, and I would
like to think I have done some of it myself, but I have never
seen anything like this before. Jeremy is a true freak of
nature and this dvd is not to be missed. And oh by the way,
he aint fat! Keep in mind Jeremy also competes in
So if your looking for an instructional dvd that tells you
how to look pretty go somewhere else, but if your looking
for the most hardcore workouts ever documented on
video, you need to get this dvd!
I usually rate dvdís out of 5 stars, this one gets 6!
242 RAW DVD With Jeremy Hoornstra
Includes The Following Feats Of Strength!
- Flat Bench (raw) 675 x 1, 585 x 4, 495 x 10, 405 x 22
- Incline Bench (raw) 605 x 1
- Nosebreakers (benchpress bar) 315 x 4
- Seated Front Raises 105's x 6
- Standing Laterals 115's x 4
- Military Press (behind head) 405 x 5, 455 x 3
- Dumbbell Military Presses 100's x 50
- Hangcleans with press 315 x 8
- Bent-over rows 495 x 5, 545 x 5
More Information: 242 RAW - Bench DVD
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