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Thanks To T-Nation

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As an athlete (Hammer Thrower and sprinter) and coach, I would like to thank the following for increasing my library, awareness and making me read more (that aside from the fact I need to buy a bigger house to store articles and books)

In no particular order:

Christian Thibaudeau
Alwyn Cosgrove
Mike Robertson
Eric Cressey
Charles Poliquin
Ian King
Mike Boyle
Chad Waterbury
John Berardi

Has it made me a better coach yes, in what respect, although probably because I think “differently” and don’t just do what everybody else does, but more importantly it has taught me you need to be smart and think about hat you are trying to achieve.

So once again thanks for the articles and keep it up.

Cheers from Darren in Tasmania (the little island below Australia)

PS excuse the spelling and grammar (typing very quickly at work)

Tasmania exists?!

[quote]Chickenmcnug wrote:
Tasmania exists?![/quote]

You thought a Tasmanian Devil was a made up creature?

[quote]Professor X wrote:
Chickenmcnug wrote:
Tasmania exists?!

You thought a Tasmanian Devil was a made up creature? [/quote]

Too many WB cartoons…someone should clue him in that they didn’t spin around and walk on two legs either.

[quote]Professor X wrote:
Chickenmcnug wrote:
Tasmania exists?!

You thought a Tasmanian Devil was a made up creature? [/quote]

You mean those creatures that spin real fast and go through trees and rocks like a buzzsaw exist? Cool.

[quote]medevac wrote:
Too many WB cartoons…someone should clue him in that they didn’t spin around and walk on two legs either.[/quote]

Oh.

[quote]Chickenmcnug wrote:
Tasmania exists?![/quote]

Yeah, but since they are in the southern hemisphere they are walking upside down.

LOL, fastest thread derail ever.

Yep quickest derail ever…

I hope this works, for people who don’t know this is what a Tasmanian Devil looks like, they have a biting power of over 200km and a little bit bigger than a family cat.

[quote]DMA wrote:
they have a biting power of over 200km[/quote]

Now I need this explained.

[quote]pookie wrote:
DMA wrote:
they have a biting power of over 200km

Now I need this explained.
[/quote]

Probably a force of 200kg.

[quote]Coldiron wrote:
pookie wrote:
DMA wrote:
they have a biting power of over 200km

Now I need this explained.

Probably a force of 200kg.[/quote]

Correct my bad, sorry.

Note to self don’t talk on the phone and type at the same time!

I should also mention Charles Poliquin and Bill Starr in my thank you.

Any idea of what 200kg of force in a bite is comparable to?

Is it close to a Pit Bull, Tiger, or Crocodile’s bite?

It crushes bones. When the devil eats nothing is left.

I’m not certain if it is 200kg, I seem to recall that figure being used.

I can’t inagine any pitbull biting as hard as a devil. Crocodile yes, but they are a lot bigger.

[quote]SWR-1240 wrote:
Any idea of what 200kg of force in a bite is comparable to?

Is it close to a Pit Bull, Tiger, or Crocodile’s bite?[/quote]

After some hack research I found the following:

Alligator 931 Kg Force
African Lion 415
Grey Wolf: 561
Tasmanian Devil 200
Pit Bull 90
Labrador 76
Human 75

Looks like the gator kicks ass

[quote]GymGeek wrote:
Looks like the gator kicks ass
[/quote]

I bet I can squat more than he can. Maybe.

[quote]GymGeek wrote:
SWR-1240 wrote:
Any idea of what 200kg of force in a bite is comparable to?

Is it close to a Pit Bull, Tiger, or Crocodile’s bite?

After some hack research I found the following:

Alligator 931 Kg Force
African Lion 415
Grey Wolf: 561
Tasmanian Devil 200
Pit Bull 90
Labrador 76
Human 75

Looks like the gator kicks ass

[/quote]
Cool. I’m surprised that a Grey Wolf could bite harder than an African Lion!

I remember watching a special on the Discovery channel where they were trying to get a Great White shark’s bite power, and admitted that their scale probably wouldn’t read the shark’s maximum bite because of too many variables.

Sorry DMA but…

The nile crocodile’s bite strength is up to 3,000 pounds per square inch according to livescience.com and wikipedia…
Each ‘bite bar’ costs USD 10 000! What a job!

[quote]SWR-1240 wrote:
I remember watching a special on the Discovery channel where they were trying to get a Great White shark’s bite power, and admitted that their scale probably wouldn’t read the shark’s maximum bite because of too many variables.[/quote]

Like not wanting to be 2 inches away from a shark while it’s mouth is open?

[quote]eengrms76 wrote:
SWR-1240 wrote:
I remember watching a special on the Discovery channel where they were trying to get a Great White shark’s bite power, and admitted that their scale probably wouldn’t read the shark’s maximum bite because of too many variables.

Like not wanting to be 2 inches away from a shark while it’s mouth is open?[/quote]

hahaha, I think they had the scale inside some big dead fish, and had it dragging behind a boat. They said something like it was hard to get the shark to feel the need to bite with maximum force.