If you’re looking for Scott Mendelson’s personal bench press records, you’ve probably already googled that search and found the results to be very confusing. You’ll find different results from different federations, events and so on, as well as off record claims, etc. What is true and what is not? We’ve done the long research for you and come up with the real, accurate results of his benchpress exploits. Here’s what we’re going to cover in this article :
- Scott’s offical powerlifting competition records
- His raw bench versus equipped bench (bench shirt)
- His unofficial records (personal claims or during unofficial events and demos
Also read : the Biggest Deadlift of all Time
Scott Mendelson’s powerlifting competition records
This means the bench press lift has been done during an official powerlifting competition with judges applying the appropriate lifting standards.
- Raw Bench Press : 715.0 lbs (324 kg) using only wrist wraps and a belt according to powerliftingwatch
- Equipped Benchpress : 1030.7 lbs (467 kg) – This is using a very tight piece of equipment called a ”bench shirt” that helps you add more weight on the bar.
His raw bench of 715 lbs which was accomplished in May 31st, 2005, at the New England bench press Classic is current the world record. His equipped bench record is just a little below the world record which is held by Ryan Kennelly at 1050 lbs. Very impressive nonetheless.
Update *** : the record for the raw bench press no longer belongs to Mendy. On May 19, 2013, Eric Spoto established a new world record for the unassisted bench press at 722 lbs.
Videos of mendy’s lifts :
-Him pressing 1008 lbs shirted
-Scott breaking the raw benchpress world record at 715 lbs
Mendelson’s unofficial powerlifiting records
These are Scott’s personal claims that he claims to have done in the gym with his crew.
- Equipped benchpress – 1201 lbs
- Raw bench press – 650 lbs for 8 repetitions
I personally find it hard to believe those claims, since we’ve been him struggle with 1036, 1050 and 1085 lbs in competition so why would he be able to do 1201 lbs in his gym? Stress free environment, equipment that he’s used to could explain that but it would still be a big difference. It’s also hard to believe he can do 650 lbs for 8 repetitions with his max being only 65 pounds higher than his 8-rep weight.
Anyway point being is that what counts is done in competition, and Mendy has proven time and time again that he has the strongest raw bench in the world, and one of the best equipped benches. That man is probably as strong as a freakin gorilla.
Some videos featuring him :
In this video Scott claims to bench 1201 pounds in his gym
In this one Mendelson claims to benchpress 650 lbs for 8 reps