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    MBB Bench Press

    These guys are making some huge strides! I love it! Exciting to see the strength! I know it's not everything in basketball but it will definitely help out.

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    315 max out on bench press today & could've did more!!!! 💪💪💪 s/o Coach Moe for getting us right this preseason

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    Max out at 235 on bench press today #climbing #cyclONEnation





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    Re: MBB Bench Press

    I'm surprised that SDW can bench 235, he's a stick! Definitely a good thing though!


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    Re: MBB Bench Press

    Great to see our players are getting that strength...its needed in the Big 12



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    Booker's going to be a beast this year.



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    Re: MBB Bench Press

    Diante garrett failed to bench 125 when he arrived on campus. Not making that up either.


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    Re: MBB Bench Press

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCY23 View Post
    I'm surprised that SDW can bench 235, he's a stick! Definitely a good thing though!
    I was surprised at that as well.



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    Re: MBB Bench Press

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Diante garrett failed to bench 125 when he arrived on campus. Not making that up either.
    how?


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    Re: MBB Bench Press

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    how?
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    Re: MBB Bench Press

    I could care less how much they bench, how much do they squat, or hang clean, bench press isn't that much of a measure of the overall strength of a person.


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    Re: MBB Bench Press

    Quote Originally Posted by jay moe View Post
    I could care less how much they bench, how much do they squat, or hang clean, bench press isn't that much of a measure of the overall strength of a person.
    So you are saying that you care?



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    Re: MBB Bench Press

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycl1 View Post
    how?
    Guessing it had something to do with the fact that Garrett was ridiculously skinny with ridiculously long arms, not a good combination for bench press. Probably didn't lift much in high school either.

    Overrated in basketball anyway, I remember people freaking out when Kevin Durant couldn't put up 185 at the NBA combine. Nice to see our guys gaining strength though.



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    Re: MBB Bench Press

    i used to think (starting in the LE days) that the bench press/strength training mattered in basketball. then kevin durant came along and kind of blew up that thesis.



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    Re: MBB Bench Press

    I do think strength is important. Kevin Durant is that kind of rare player who is 6'10" but can handle like a PG. he's got abilities that are so immense that he doesn't need added strength for a slight advantage.

    But for the vast majority of players, they can gain an advantage, especially defensively and rebounding by gaining strength.

    For Booker and Percy and the rest of our bigs, I think bench pressing can be helpful. I want them as strong as possible and hopefully they will play with that type of football player mentality in the paint.



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