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Limbic
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Toby Cook's his name:



First found this at:

forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=2545961&page=6
He chimes in on Post #176 page 6 of 15 y/o benching 370 thread, Powerlifting/Strongman forum.

From there to: Post # 95 of RE: Max Bench Press thread, Powerlifting And Strength Forum
www.discussbodybuilding.com/m_188344/mpage_5/tm.htm

From there to: New Bench Press Video 350 lbs. thread, same forum.
www.discussbodybuilding.com/New_Bench_Press_Video_
350lbs_15y_o_170lb_b_w/m_238370/tm.htm

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IronWarrior34
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pretty damn impressive....the weights are the real deal for sure id say...the only questino is if hes 15 or not haha but im gonnna give it to him...either way thats a 370lb bench and thats some good shit....than again, id like to see what he can pull on a deadlift, or is he just all upper...either way, its some very good strength for a kid at that age..good for him

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40yarddash
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wow....that's impressive... even if he isn't 15 (he looks maybe 17) that's pretty fucking heavy.

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Plim
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Dear god. That 15 year old can bench more than I deadlift. That's insane.

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Plim
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Hmm.. I just noticed something. Click on his youtube profile and look at his age.

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Plim wrote:
Hmm.. I just noticed something. Click on his youtube profile and look at his age.


Youtube flags most BB vids as being adult content so your age has to be over 18/21 to view them.

This has been discussed at length on bodybuilding.com and toby has weighed in himself on it too. Go find the thread.

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Airtruth
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I honestly can't believe I am discussing this. But you guys honestly think if somebody can bench 370 at 15 they wouldn't try to enter a powerlifting competition?

I guess everybody here would go everyday to a 9 to 5 job making $32,000 a year after winning $50 million dollar lottery.

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rasturai
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Plim wrote:
Hmm.. I just noticed something. Click on his youtube profile and look at his age.


what about it? lol. He has other vids also. Damn though 370 at 15. On bodybuilding he said he trains 4x a week, and has been working on his bench for 3 years now. He said his bench went from like 290-400 over the summer or something lol. I don't know but either way thats some goood strength and just maks me wanna step it up.

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ah_dut
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really, really impressive...But is anyone else somewhat worried about the lack of a spotter/power rack?

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Airtruth wrote:
I honestly can't believe I am discussing this. But you guys honestly think if somebody can bench 370 at 15 they wouldn't try to enter a powerlifting competition?

I guess everybody here would go everyday to a 9 to 5 job making $32,000 a year after winning $50 million dollar lottery.


here we go again

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rasturai
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robo1 wrote:
Airtruth wrote:
I honestly can't believe I am discussing this. But you guys honestly think if somebody can bench 370 at 15 they wouldn't try to enter a powerlifting competition?

I guess everybody here would go everyday to a 9 to 5 job making $32,000 a year after winning $50 million dollar lottery.

here we go again


lol..he says he's gone to highschool powerlifting competition and broke the records (obviously). He also says he's just starting to squat and deadlift to get them to par with his bench. The video's look good to me, and I don't think he's lying at his age at all. When I came here and posted my pics, no one believed I was 16, especailly since I had facial hair and what not. Good stuff.

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summa
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It's shocking how he lifts the bar from the rack like it's nothing. It seems too easy for that kind of weight. Good for him!

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Florida Titan
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His porfile says he's 22.

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thesixteenth
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Airtruth wrote:
I honestly can't believe I am discussing this. But you guys honestly think if somebody can bench 370 at 15 they wouldn't try to enter a powerlifting competition?

I guess everybody here would go everyday to a 9 to 5 job making $32,000 a year after winning $50 million dollar lottery.


I don't think powerlifting is on the minds of a lot of 15 year olds, especially vs football etc

So this kids is super strong, awesome for him, it's stupid that people try and tear it down. I had a buddy bench 370 sophomore year of high school at 165 lbs. He was a fast twitch superfreak with little in the way of legs. It happens. He was a freaky kid all around, albino, and graduated number one in his SEAL class.

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Jay-B
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He's bullshit! His profile says he's 22 and I believe it

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Scrotus
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ah_dut wrote:
really, really impressive...But is anyone else somewhat worried about the lack of a spotter/power rack?


if you get pinned under it its really easy to get out dude, dont be such a tard

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KombatAthlete
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Airtruth wrote:
I honestly can't believe I am discussing this. But you guys honestly think if somebody can bench 370 at 15 they wouldn't try to enter a powerlifting competition?

I guess everybody here would go everyday to a 9 to 5 job making $32,000 a year after winning $50 million dollar lottery.


I know a lot of college wrestlers that could do well in powerlifting competitions. The level of relative strength some of these guys have is mind-blowing. But they don't enter any because they just don't care to. Just because someone has the capacity to do something that doesn't mean that they will exercise it.

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dl- wrote:
Plim wrote:
Hmm.. I just noticed something. Click on his youtube profile and look at his age.

what about it? lol. He has other vids also. Damn though 370 at 15. On bodybuilding he said he trains 4x a week, and has been working on his bench for 3 years now. He said his bench went from like 290-400 over the summer or something lol. I don't know but either way thats some goood strength and just maks me wanna step it up.


He called his workouts Olympic style, 4-5x week, 8 sets per workout concentrating on chest, doing so with soreness. Pretty sophisticated -- Olympic style.

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Hanley wrote:
Plim wrote:
Hmm.. I just noticed something. Click on his youtube profile and look at his age.

Youtube flags most BB vids as being adult content so your age has to be over 18/21 to view them.

This has been discussed at length on bodybuilding.com and toby has weighed in himself on it too. Go find the thread.


Thanks for that, i'm reading it now.

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redsox348984
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Jay-B wrote:
He weighs all the plates so we don't think its bullshit... Why doesn't he show us his birth certificate so we know it isn't bullshit... His profile says he's 22 and I believe it


at the end of the video he does show his birth certificate

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justhrowit
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impressive! I have a buddy who benched 385 at 15 y/o in comp. His high school in MI had a power lifting team. He wasn't 175lbs however! My buddy was much heavier..... probably over 240 at the time. He's a big ol farm boy.

J

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rander wrote:
if you get pinned under it its really easy to get out dude, dont be such a tard


It might be easy, but I'd still rather play it safe, particularly with 400lbs over my chest.

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Dedicated
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ah_dut wrote:
rander wrote:
if you get pinned under it its really easy to get out dude, dont be such a tard

It might be easy, but I'd still rather play it safe, particularly with 400lbs over my chest.


I agree it's much safer having a spotter and even if you can roll it off or dump the plates you can still hurt yourself pretty bad. That being said the kid is freaking strong and confident to be hitting that weight without a spotter. Damn, bad ass kid!

D

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hockechamp14
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ah_dut wrote:
rander wrote:
if you get pinned under it its really easy to get out dude, dont be such a tard

It might be easy, but I'd still rather play it safe, particularly with 400lbs over my chest.


Please tell me the magic of getting out from underneath a 350 pound barbell if you have no spotters.

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dez6485
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i dont even know about this. in the long video, the fact that his scale is registering some of his 45's as 46.5lbs and then others at 53lbs is already blowing his credibility out of the water.

ill go with the fact that certain companies actually put out plates that are sometimes a lb or two off, but not 8 fucking lbs.

even after that, i wasnt so quick to call bullshit. i just figured that he had kept his hands on the plates while weighing them. doesnt make him a liar, but if hes going to go through the trouble of weighing the plates to prove that its real, he should be weighing the things with some accuracy.

however, watch the video of him pressing in the red polo shirt. its 1:59 long. watch at 1:06-1:07, when he shifts the bar to the left. it moves way too fucking easily. i watched this one after the long one. i had no disbelief, as nothing "funny" happened in the first one, other than his scale. however, the ease with which he shifts that bar is ridiculous.

also, i watched this without sound, so i cant comment on how loud it was when it hit the rack, etc.

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