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Old 03-16-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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Delete if this is already posted, plz :P

Young Liam could do an Iron Cross at age 5 months!!
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:37 PM   #2
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Ye Olde News!

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Old 03-16-2009, 05:38 PM   #3
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I know, my douche bag friend told me it was old news after i got all excited about it.

It made me cry for a while.
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:33 PM   #4
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It's new to me. Interesting stuff.

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"I want him to be a football player. He could be the next Michael Hart," Neil Hoekstra said, referring to U-M's star running back.
No! No! Don't waste him!! No!!!

The fact that he's naturally doing a cross at five months should be a little bit of a hint...

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If researchers can control how the body produces and uses myostatin, the protein could become a powerful weapon in the pharmaceutical arsenal. It also could become a hot commodity among athletes looking to gain an edge, perhaps illegally, on the competition, experts said.
What do you guys think of this? If they eventually made a banned steroid that could do unnaturally what this kid had coincidentally, would that bar him from competing in elite sports?
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No! No! Don't waste him!! No!!!

The fact that he's naturally doing a cross at five months should be a little bit of a hint...
What is better than being a world class olympic gymnast? FOOTBALL!!!!!!! Of course, i shoulda guessed...

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What do you guys think of this? If they eventually made a banned steroid that could do unnaturally what this kid had coincidentally, would that bar him from competing in elite sports?
I hate when this question comes up :P
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:03 AM   #6
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Keep him in gymnastics till JH/HS and see where he is. Let him play PeeWee football.

Uber strength still might not make the best gymnast or even specialist.
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Interesting. I missed this the first time around.

Here is an article that provides more examples of the deficiency.
http://www.who-sucks.com/people/mons...iency-pictures
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Keep him in gymnastics till JH/HS and see where he is. Let him play PeeWee football.

Uber strength still might not make the best gymnast or even specialist.
This is really true. Most of gymnastics techniques are heavily skill based. Just because your muscles are beastly doesn't mean you will have world class coordination where you can do a double lay over a bar without smashing your head.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:06 PM   #9
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What is better than being a world class olympic gymnast? FOOTBALL!!!!!!! Of course, i shoulda guessed...



I hate when this question comes up :P
Football would probably be better at getting him paid.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:08 PM   #10
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I just watched this video on Liam Hoekstra at 3 years old.

So maybe I don't have a good idea of what 3-year-olds can do, but the feats in that video don't seem earth-shattering, nor does his physique look out of the ordinary. They said he did inverted sit-ups, then on video he does normal sit-ups.

I'm totally calling BS on the iron cross at 19 months old. Show it on video, especially now that he's ~3 years old!

Oh yes, the other parts in the myostatin page that Gant linked. Imagine that, an "unusually strong" parent(s) having "unusually strong" offspring. Sheesh.

It would seem that the power-to-weight ratio and the leverage of muscle fibers of these myostatin-deficient folks doesn't seem to pan out as well as people think once they are adults. Maybe it's only good for BBing purposes...
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