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Old 07-22-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
Chris Mason
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Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

When deadlifting I would see some of the athletes literally drop the bar to the floor after EVERY rep. More women than men did it, but it was both genders.

What made me batty is that we are talking about bumper plates and rubber mat flooring. Using the rebound generated by bouncing the barbell off the floor was allowed in these dead for rep contests. Those who dropped every rep, or even most of them were really hurting their chances. I was literally trying to yell at them from the audience wishing I was their coach...

For any competitors reading this, trust me, don't drop the bell each rep. I understand dropping after several reps if one's grip gives out, but not EVERY rep.

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Old 07-22-2010, 09:17 PM   #2
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Re: Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

"Using the rebound generated by bouncing the barbell off the floor was allowed in these dead for rep contests. "

THat makes me nuts
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:22 PM   #3
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Re: Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

I really liked the standard they did at last years dirty south regionals, you didn't have to remove your hands from the bar but you did have to uncurl your fingers for each rep.
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:33 AM   #4
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Re: Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

They allowed pulling a deadlift directly from the rebound? I thought I heard them brief that "the Murski" from the 08 Games wasn't kosher?

I agree that dropping every rep wouldn't be helpful unless the weight was such a high proportion of your 1RM that you needed the rest anyways. You'll have to waste a few seconds resetting your grip that you could save by doing a few touch and go reps without releasing your grip.
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Old 07-23-2010, 07:21 AM   #5
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Re: Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

Yeah Eric all they had to do was make sure the arms stayed locked out so they couldn't bend and push the bar into the ground to make it recoil harder.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:14 AM   #6
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Re: Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

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When deadlifting I would see some of the athletes literally drop the bar to the floor after EVERY rep. More women than men did it, but it was both genders.

What made me batty is that we are talking about bumper plates and rubber mat flooring. Using the rebound generated by bouncing the barbell off the floor was allowed in these dead for rep contests. Those who dropped every rep, or even most of them were really hurting their chances. I was literally trying to yell at them from the audience wishing I was their coach...

For any competitors reading this, trust me, don't drop the bell each rep. I understand dropping after several reps if one's grip gives out, but not EVERY rep.

Thanks for allowing me to vent...
We had to regrip at Sectionals and Regionals. If that wasn't specified, then hell yeah, use the bounce.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:19 AM   #7
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Re: Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

IMO regrip should always be standard....
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:48 AM   #8
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Re: Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

I don't think you should have to regrip, but there has to be some standard that doesn't allow bouncing.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:52 AM   #9
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Re: Something that made me a little nuts at the Games

burpee over the bar after each rep
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:00 AM   #10
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burpee over the bar after each rep
Deadlift in a sand pit...

Or deadlift smooth stones...
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