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Old 08-15-2009, 12:44 PM   #11
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Put quite simply, for those who want exercise to be a sport, there have to be standards.

Nobody really cares about someone who can quarter-squat 2000 pounds, because most everyone doesn't consider that a competed (or completed) exercise.

If a guy false starts in a 100m race, yet ran a (later analyzed by video) 9.2 sec. 100m, while the performance is incredible, it still doesn't count for the record books. That guy isn't the new "fastest man in the world" until they do it *right*.

I'm amazed at when form is obviously sub-par (ie. not a single lockout, for example), yet everyone only wants to defend the "effort" and almost act like the effort put out (or the fact that the person--like David Morgan--is insanely strong) somehow relieves the person of having to hit movement standards. It doesn't, and it doesn't mean that the performance isn't impressive.

People who don't squat to competition depth in practice get a really rude awakening when judges actually give them red lights in competition.

"Great. You attempted to squat a PR, and you stood up with it. Sorry, it wasn't deep enough to count. Great effort, though!" It's really that simple. Same thing applies here.
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:48 PM   #12
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PS. form certainly is an issue for this guy, and apparently the record books. In what world is this a dip!?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NytE1-Ygcw WFS
That's exactly what I'm talking about. Exercise for sport/records becomes a joke quite quickly, especially when high reps for speed/time get involved. It also sets a precedent of Mr. Morgan "shorting" his reps. Doesn't mean he's not outrageously strong.
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Old 08-15-2009, 03:10 PM   #13
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Doesn't mean he's not outrageously strong.
That is all everyone is trying to say. No ones saying his performance should go in the record books.
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Wait, I was watching this again & realized he's probably the most legit Oly athlete CrossFit's seen in a wod.... Has Casey performed a King Kong? That would be incredibly interesting to see.
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Old 08-16-2009, 04:29 AM   #15
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he was throwing that weight around like nothing, made the 500lb deads look easy too.
AND...he s doing it clean style as well...if i ever get to doing 500 it probably won t look quite like this!
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Wait, I was watching this again & realized he's probably the most legit Oly athlete CrossFit's seen in a wod....
I think I remember a video of another olympic caliber lifter doing grace. He was muscle cleaning and pressing the weight, and he may or may not have had a mullet. I can't find the video though.
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:37 AM   #18
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That is all everyone is trying to say. No ones saying his performance should go in the record books.
Record books for what?

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Yes. About an hour after winning USAW Nationals. He smoked a cigarette, took off his shirt, and knocked out Grace in a minute and something wearing cowboy boots.
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