The 1,000-pound bench press.
The 1,000-pound bench press.
Dispatches from the dark corners of sports.
Aug. 9 2004 1:46 PM

One Giant Lift for Mankind

The race for the 1,000-pound bench press.

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"All that work for three lifts, and I didn't do it. It's depressing," Mendelson said afterward. He does find some consolation in the performance of his bench shirt, though. "Unbelievable," he marveled. "The shirt worked great."

Special thanks to John Sanchez of American Powerlift Evolution and physicist Tom Steiger.

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