[quote]Bill Roberts wrote:
(I am not saying this to criticize her or in the slightest minimize her performance.)
Wow, I was astonished besides by the excellent weight and form, how short her ROM is. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen that.
I had to replay it to figure what was going on, as she hadn’t seemed to have odd skeletal proportions.
Still didn’t seem odd in proportions at all on second viewing either, but how is it her back is so nearly vertical with the legs bent only to a partial squat position?
And wait a second: how are her hands at her knees – virtually so – at the finish position? Mine are about 9" above the top of the knees!
Yet, her proportions still seemed normal. No ape-like short legs, apparently long arms, unproportionate torso, or anything.
She’s a natural DL’er for sure, on top of obviously having worked extremely hard.
She’s an extremely good technician, thats something us North American’s seem to lack and where the Europeans (especially the Russians/Polish/Ukrainians etc.) gain a good amount of ground on us.
I know very few people that can pull properly with their toes all the way out to the plates, it just takes an insane amount of hip flexibility to do so properly.