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Old 07-23-2010, 07:34 PM   #21
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Re: Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

Actually the standards varied for the deadlift during the game (and for other movements too). The first event they were explicit that you couldn't bounce it. Later events they didn't care, as that wasn't the goal.

Other movements they also varied how strict they were, depending on whether the movement was the goal, or if it was just work as part of a larger WOD.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:41 PM   #22
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Re: Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

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Steel plates.


I Agree here, STEEL PLATES IS WHAT I USE FOR WODS WITH HEAVY DLS

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Old 07-24-2010, 02:28 AM   #23
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Re: Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

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I Agree here, STEEL PLATES IS WHAT I USE FOR WODS WITH HEAVY DLS

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Steel plates is all ive got, so yeah you dont get a bounce out of them.

But... would the organizers buy them just for one deadlift event?
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:07 PM   #24
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Re: Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

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Steel plates is all ive got, so yeah you dont get a bounce out of them.

But... would the organizers buy them just for one deadlift event?
They would be used for EVERY dead lift event. That means 3 different wods at the games this year. Does the cost justify the means?
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:52 PM   #25
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Re: Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

Look, if you want to avoid the bounce you merely make them set the bell on the floor and reset each rep. It is no big deal and very easy to judge.

I was at the games, and every deadlift involving event I witnessed permitted a bounce off the floor (most of the athletes were doing it).
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:42 PM   #26
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Re: Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

i would just have them do dl with rubberbands westside style that should eliminate the bounce
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:53 AM   #27
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Re: Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

It's something that has always drove me nuts, and they've been getting more and more lax about it every year. I remember back in the day how Coach used to emphasize the importance of slowly lowering the bar.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:20 AM   #28
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Re: Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

What the standard WAS during the high rep deadlifts was no flexion of the elbow. There was no allowance for "Bouncing" but there was allowance for rebound. This means the athlete could not accelerate the bar into the ground excessively hard enough to cause a true bounce or a compression/jerking of the elbow.

To me the better answer should be not to allow the rubber the weights are made of, for safety purposes, be used as a means upward momentum. It is not healthy for longevity of connective tissue, bars, or bumpers.

As well...it was hard to judge and enforce because the muscle of the arms flops around from impact alot in the instant the bar hits the deck, so it is can be hard at high speed to determine if the elbow is actually flexing.

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Old 07-30-2010, 03:30 PM   #29
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Re: Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

I didn't catch what kind of weight we're talking about here, but use of sandbags would prevent any bouncing.

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Old 07-30-2010, 03:43 PM   #30
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Re: Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

I like the burpee after each rep idea, or a box jump.

Maybe the best thing to do is just change the name to "Bouncelift", instead of "Deadlift".
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