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John Anthony 02-25-2008 02:15 PM

Did he really say that?
 
So I was just watching a Strongman competition on tv. They were doing the deadlift with an axle for a total weight of 705lbs. Very impressive to see guys bust out five and six reps with that amount of weight.

Anyway, the announcer was talking about the difficulty of the lift at that weight and said(Direct quote) "Some athletes say its like picking up a dead weight straight off the ground."

It's "like" picking up a dead weight? Isn't that exactly what it is?

Júlíus Magnússon 02-25-2008 02:46 PM

Re: Did he really say that?
 
Yes...

Jeff Yan 02-25-2008 02:55 PM

Re: Did he really say that?
 
Some athletes say its like picking up a dead weight straight off the ground...

The rest have difficulty stringing words together into coherent sentences.

Derek Maffett 02-25-2008 03:08 PM

Re: Did he really say that?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by John Anthony (Post 263440)
It's "like" picking up a dead weight? Isn't that exactly what it is?

What are you talking about? Good deadlifters don't "pick up" the weight. They just scream at it until it gets scared and goes up on its own. Until that sports announcer realizes this, he will be stuck with a measly deadlift.

The reason the world record deadlifts are made by big, burly guys isn't because they're strong - it's because they're intimidating.

Patrick Donnelly 02-25-2008 03:23 PM

Re: Did he really say that?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Derek Maffett (Post 263478)
They just scream at it until it gets scared and goes up on its own.

I thought only Greg Amundson had that ability.

Luke Pliakis 02-27-2008 07:20 AM

Re: Did he really say that?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Derek Maffett (Post 263478)
What are you talking about? Good deadlifters don't "pick up" the weight. They just scream at it until it gets scared and goes up on its own.

:rofl:

Joe Shininger 02-27-2008 08:26 AM

Re: Did he really say that?
 
I prefer to think of it this way-good deadlifters don't lift the bar, they simply move the earth.

Luke Pliakis 02-27-2008 08:31 AM

Re: Did he really say that?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe Shininger (Post 264473)
I prefer to think of it this way-good deadlifters don't lift the bar, they simply move the earth.

I thought only Chuck Norris could do that? :cool:


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