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Old 10-25-2004, 06:00 PM   #1
John de la Garza
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When I was working out at the gym today, I saw a guy lifting pretty heavy. I asked if he knew anything about power lifting or olympic lifting. He told me a few things.

One thing he said seemed odd to me. He said, "those guys are really strong but a lot of the lifts are just for show"

Anyone here have some idea of what he was talking about or is he misinformed?
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Old 10-26-2004, 05:37 AM   #2
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Usually when someone says something is "just for show", they are just disparaging something they aren't very good at. Except for preacher curls. Those are just for show.
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Old 10-26-2004, 06:06 AM   #3
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lol @ Brian

My guess is that he is just a tad misinformed.
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Old 10-27-2004, 08:04 PM   #4
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He is probably insinuating that exercises like the squat snatch or powerlifting squat are not functional. I beg to differ. No they do not really have exact counterparts in the real world, but a guy with a 300 lb. snatch is just strong, there's no other way to put it. Likewise with heavy powerlifting squats.
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Old 10-28-2004, 08:26 AM   #5
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Yeah, the OLs are all just technique and showing off, no hard work. That guy with the 300-pound snatch may LOOK strong - but how much can he power curl?:wink:
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