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Old 02-04-2008, 01:29 PM   #5
John Alston
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Well, I think the sinclair is a great way to answer the original question.
The sport is a complex mix of all those athletic elements you listed, and maybe even more. The best lifter at an(y) event will demonstrate their superiority by their sinclair total.
Deficiencies in any one of those areas will hurt performance.
The strongest lifter, for example, does not always win if not technically sound (think Patera losing to Alexeev).
But a technician lifting light weights is not greatness, either.
Thus we have a nice metric.
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