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Old 02-18-2015, 09:07 AM   #15
Jeremy Schultz
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Re: Why No Powerlifting at the Games?

Originally Posted by Dare Vodusek View Post
Its the same for PL. There are strange variantions of lifts. Like low back back squat, very wide stance, making a squat look almost like a good morning, very very wide bench presses, so ROM is only a few inches, not to mention arched backs. How would you say one is stronger than the other if the first person needs to move the bar only 10 inches while the other have to work hard to move 20 inches (talking about bench press arched back very very wide grip)
All of those issues with PL'ers cheating could easily be restricted by CF HQ imposing some movement standards - which they already do on almost all of the Games events.

Again, like I mentioned earlier, the CF Games bear little or no resemblance to an Olympic Weightlifting event, so why would we assume that the CF Games would become exactly like a sanctioned PL'ing event, just because they implemented a few powerlifting movements?
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