Texas High School Football Player Amazes with 700-Pound Bench Press

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterMarch 25, 2013

Ah, so it seems you do indeed lift, bro. 

The Dallas Morning News reports Matt Poursoltani, a senior from Pilot Point high school in Texas, just bench pressed 700 pounds. 

That feeling you are experiencing, by the way, is awe. 

Yahoo! Sports reports Poursoltani is drawing attention as a football prospect, precisely because he is throwing up this gaudy amount of weight. 

As noted, this 700-pound bench press is just five pounds shy of the amount former NFL player Larry Allen once accomplished and is now a Texas state record. 

Suddenly, that extra rep at the gym doesn't seem so daunting now, does it? 

The young man built like a small mountain improved on the already remarkable amount he bench pressed last year (570 pounds) and chalks it all up to a tremendous work ethic: "If you need something to help you work out, you need to get out of the sport. If you can’t drive yourself that hard to come in here and work out, then it’s probably just not for you."

Yeah, it's probably not for me.

However, I might be interested in the dietary requirements to get this jacked. The Dallas Morning News issues the senior eats "six sunny-side-up eggs" each morning along with plenty of protein, such as bacon, sausage and cans of tuna.

Although I am only slightly confident he doesn't eat the actual cans. The food fest continues, "Lunch is usually a sandwich with cold cuts, and one recent dinner consisted of two 16-ounce steaks and collard greens."

I would think someone with his rare set of talents might be useful along the line of a college team shortly. Still, it may be hard for him to merely block a player without attempting to bench press him. 


Twitter, it's fun in tweet form. 

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