Xen Nova wrote:
Since this is strength sports, after all, Im going to assume that those posting here are going to be competing in some sort of strength sport. Novel idea lately, I know.
Anyways, if your goal is to compete and succeed in strength sports, then you would be best off practicing and perfecting the technique for the particular action you will be performing.
Im pretty sure there isnt any real meaningful discussion that can come of this thread that hasnt already taken place 100 times before on other various parts of this site, so Im going to go ahead and hijack.
Has anyone else noticed that, instead of this being a forum for strength sports enthusiasts (read: PL, Strongman, Highland Games, Olympic lifting, etc) and even those interested in Sport Specific strength and conditioning, its kind of become a hangout for people who just started lifting, dont know and dont care to know anything about the previously mentioned areas, and have no plans of competing in anything?
So this site is just for ppl. who are interested in competing and thats it? Is this how it works on this site? You are a tool. [/quote]
A few things…
This site is home to many tools Stronghold is not one of them.
Unlike some of the other forums, we don’t really have to deal with “posers” (everyone is a “bodybuilder” or mma fighter, or whatever, but no one in their right mind would claim to be the oh-so-glamorous powerlifter) but lately it seems that the weekend warrior types have been throwing around their opinions despite not knowing anything about actual competitive strength sports.
There was just a thread about a 148er with an awesome arch. Most of the thread consisted of questions like “why would you bench with the biggest arch you could possibly get in a bench comp?” and “how is that fair? he only has to move the bar 7 or 8 inches”. Or, people with no equipped powerlifting experience start threads about how stupid it is. Stuff like that gets annoying. Very fast.