Vincent Dizenzo

As a self-coached athlete, Vincent Dizenzo held an all-time world record in the bench press and was a top ten ranked lifter for over a decade. He has benched 600 or more raw in three different weight classes and has a 900 equipped bench to his credit. Now Vincent is focused on becoming a more fit version of himself. With his undertaking of Operation Be Less Fat, Vincent has lost over 100 pounds. Through this journey, he continues to provide invaluable advice on training, nutrition, and conditioning.

 
5 Gifts for the Legacy Lifter
5 Gifts for the Legacy Lifter
This list is for the aged, the battered, and the arthritic lifter you love. Let's face it, he or she will always train, so help ease their pain.
Vincent Dizenzo's BAMF Program
Vincent Dizenzo's BAMF Program
A few weeks ago I blogged about how I was mistakenly looking for a one-size-fits-all approach to dealing with my injuries, and my circumstances are different. But with the help of four friends (and my wife), we came up with a BAMF program. Here it is.
Meet Report: RPS Connecticut States — From SHW to 198
Meet Report: RPS Connecticut States — From SHW to 198
It’s been more than a year since I last competed (not counting the unsanctioned and unseasonable non-invitational last December) and announced that I would be taking a step back from chasing the biggest bench possible.
No Longer Chasing the Bench — Leaving the Platform After 30 Years
No Longer Chasing the Bench — Leaving the Platform After 30 Years
I am not leaving the sport. I love this sport and even more so, the people in it, but the juice is no longer worth the squeeze.
Operation Be Less Fat: A Year In Review
Operation Be Less Fat: A Year In Review
I started 2015 with a plan. Like most plans, it had to change throughout the year. I learned a lot and have even more to accomplish.
How to Train the Final 2 Weeks Before a Bench-Only Meet
How to Train the Final 2 Weeks Before a Bench-Only Meet
Don't waste a good training cycle and lose your momentum two weeks out. These are the techniques I used for my 780 bench.
The Long Road to a 900-Pound Bench
The Long Road to a 900-Pound Bench
At the RPS Battle of Champions: Connecticut State Championships I accomplished a life-long goal.
Dizenzo's 900-Pound Bench Program
Dizenzo's 900-Pound Bench Program
This month's bench-building program will drive your gains into The Vincent Zone.
11 Things You May or May Not Want to Know About Dave Tate
11 Things You May or May Not Want to Know About Dave Tate
Is it true you train arms everyday? If not, is it twice a day?
Don't Follow THAT Program!
Don't Follow THAT Program!
Do not blindly follow the program of any upper level lifter.
A Tip for Gear Alterations
A Tip for Gear Alterations
Think creatively and find someone local through the Internet.
Pressing through Back Woes
Pressing through Back Woes
Vincent Dizenzo offers advice on how to modify your training so that you can still work on bench press, even with a back injury.
Dizenzo: Rebuilding My Bench
Dizenzo: Rebuilding My Bench
Somebody has a video camera, and he's not afraid to use it...watch Vincent's journey to a better bench press.
Breaking in the Ace
Breaking in the Ace
Get in the shirt and learn the groove.
Why Team elitefts™?
Why Team elitefts™?
I'll never forget the first time I met Dave and Jim.
Dizenzo's RPS Last Man Standing Pro Bench-Off Write-Up
Dizenzo's RPS Last Man Standing Pro Bench-Off Write-Up
I have said it before and I'll say it again, the best way to get me to do something is to tell me I can't.
Deconstructing Dizenzo
Deconstructing Dizenzo
With Dizenzo’s permission, we plopped him down on the virtual therapist’s couch and did a tag-team psychoanalysis on some of the mental struggles he is going through with his fat loss diet.
Derailing Success
Derailing Success
It is clear to me I have been on the right path to realize my goal.
Diet Talk
Diet Talk
I hit my lunk alarm of 290 pounds. It's amazing how quickly I can pack on weight.
Vincent Dizenzo's Rant on Warming Up
Vincent Dizenzo's Rant on Warming Up
We would like to know your thoughts on warming-up and recovery.
Need Help Programming? Follow Along with Vincent Dizenzo's Bench Training
Need Help Programming? Follow Along with Vincent Dizenzo's Bench Tr...
I'm looking forward to my first intensification block in a few weeks when I can blast weight up like I'm used to.
Metal Jack Shirt Review
Metal Jack Shirt Review
I've worn a lot of bench shirts over the years and I can say unequivocally this is the best one I ever put on.
Vincent Dizenzo Grinds it Out
Vincent Dizenzo Grinds it Out
I figured if I was going to throw caution to the wind with my equipped training I'd need some sort of edge.
Dizenzo's WORLD RECORD: 1 Mile Jog in Less than 15 Minutes
Dizenzo's WORLD RECORD: 1 Mile Jog in Less than 15 Minutes
Just kept busy and did a little work this week after the meet.
Dizenzo Benches 800
Dizenzo Benches 800
Everyone must have been scared of me. Either that or nobody wanted to fly to Connecticut to lift.
Dizenzo Reaches Fat Loss Goal in 12 weeks
Dizenzo Reaches Fat Loss Goal in 12 weeks
This is embarrassing, I was more of a mess than I thought when I started.
Power Shower
Power Shower
If you beat yourself up training like I do, you are going to love this article.
Goodbye Rhodestown
Goodbye Rhodestown
It's with a heavy and enlarged heart that I say goodbye to Rhodestown.
 The Mindset Behind a Great Bench Press
The Mindset Behind a Great Bench Press
What does everyone want? A bigger bench press of course. Let’s face it—people don’t walk up to you and ask, “So what do you curl?” Everyone wants to know how much you can bench. Well, I can bench press a lot, and I’m going to share some tips with you.
The Art of Triples
The Art of Triples
Triples in the shirt is hands down the best exercise to increase your bench. What sucks is that they are hard as shit to master. They need to be completed on one breath. I don't know how many times I have told lifters to do this exercise. But what I usually hear from the lifter is, "why?" Because I said so, that is why!

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