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» Kaz platz fake weights? (Go to post)23-05-2018 @ 20:00 
I believe Platz's feat of strength was legitimate (I think I may cry a little if I found out it wasn't)

I doubt that is be far off 20 reps with 227.5kg at the moment, I did 9 with 245kg a few weeks ago and Mr P's legs were far bigger than mine!
» Drinking of the alcoholic kind (Go to post)15-05-2018 @ 14:28 
slimsim said:
You can't make it through a few hours, let alone a few days, without the need for a drink to reward yourself. I'm getting onto AA.....
I think Macca's point hits the nail on the head. There's damn all wrong with having a few beers as long as you know when to call it a day. If you're drinking and getting pissed every night then it likely a problem, but "rewarding" yourself with a beer or 2, for whatever reason, is fine within limits.

People will be telling me not to interfere with myself as a reward next!
» Drinking of the alcoholic kind (Go to post)15-05-2018 @ 12:44 
Supertramp said:
At the moment none of my sessions deserve a beer after. But yes you're right. And that stout sounds bloody lovely.

The thought of it is all that got me through Happy
» Drinking of the alcoholic kind (Go to post)15-05-2018 @ 12:22 
Supertramp said:Stop "rewarding" normal behaviour - such as going to the gym, or finishing a day's work - with a 'few drinks'

This hits the nail on the head for me.

Or, just act like a functioning human being and handle your s**t.
If you're drinking too much, then cut it out.

Nothing wrong with cracking a beer after a big session - I did so last night after a particularly intense squat and deadlift session.
It was a reward and it was lovely, a lurvig 3 bean stout at 13%, a true treat and I enjoyed every drop.
» Is eating healthy expensive? (Go to post)09-05-2018 @ 15:33 
I think you need to define 'healthy eating' before any conclusions about cost can be examined...
» WSM line-up (Go to post)02-05-2018 @ 19:54 
Post Edited: 02.05.2018 @ 19:54 PM by BigMacca
Mikeneto said:
From what i can gather ..there is no difference/advantage between 2nd and 3rd...stone run winner goes through.

As above, with the addition that it's only positions 2 and 3 that get to do stones. All lower positions are automatically knocked out
» WSM line-up (Go to post)01-05-2018 @ 09:56 
LessThanLuke said:
It got dropped to 140. Apparently because everyone was struggling so bad with the heat.

Ah, that makes some some sense.

Z looked he he could have kept going and Oburst looked nowhere near 160x8 shape at ESM.

Cheers dude
» WSM line-up (Go to post)01-05-2018 @ 08:36 
KevC86 said:Log lift results are in. Z wins the event and his group with 9 reps. Stoltman vs Oberst in stone off. Looks like Z went through on countback. Hixxy out (despite equal pts with Stoltman).

Thor wins his group with a middling performance on log. Lalas vs Belsak in stone off. Loz out.

Looks like countback decided 3rd place in both groups as well, so no 3 way stone fights.

Amazing log lifting from both Oburst and Z - 8 and 9 reps respectively on a 160kg log is just nuts!
» WSM line-up (Go to post)30-04-2018 @ 16:41 
LessThanLuke said:
If Z comes second on log and Oberst 3rd Z wins the group.

I can't see Z not finishing 1st on the log, his cleans are effortless so he never seems to fade on log for reps.

Saying that, I hope Hixxy wins the event!
» WSM line-up (Go to post)30-04-2018 @ 11:26 
PeteHodgson said:Today's events all done? Looks like Hixxy needs an awesome log press result. Which is expected but current 1st and 2nd are also top pressers.

when are the last events? (Our time)

It looks like our fears about Z are unfounded - It's situation normal, he just royaly f**ked up the kettlebell toss.

He's in 2nd, 1 point behind 1st with log lift for reps the next event - I can't see him not winning that (and he should definitely beat Oburst) which means he wins the group...

Hixy could do with winning the log mind
» WSM line-up (Go to post)29-04-2018 @ 19:10 
Just seen Z's kettlebell toss as well, what a s**t show Happy it looked like he'd never even seen the event before, let alone actually tried doing it. Strength wasn't an issue, technique was all over the place!
» WSM line-up (Go to post)29-04-2018 @ 19:01 
Ok, I've seen Z's squats now and they were stupidly easy (and fast), just not as fast as Hixxy's

It looks like they've got the weight a bit wrong, should have been a bit heavier (the deadlift looks about right).
It's s**t when everyone blasts through all 7reps without even slowing down on the last rep, especially on this set-up where the speed of the spotters dropping the barrels can decide places.

Let's see what tomorrow brings. Log should be a great event for Graham!
» WSM line-up (Go to post)29-04-2018 @ 15:00 
drex50 said:
Z finished second in squat. He has knee injuries in the last weeks.
He will still make the final with buss pull and loglift.
But does he have a place in the final?
I dont think so. Injuries beat him so bad, there looks to be no way back.

I've just seen hixxy's squat, Jesus - each rep was lightening fast!
I doubt Z could have squatted an empty bar as fast as hixxy got through those reps!

So, was Z struggling with the squat, or just not as fast a hixxy?

More worrying is him finishing so low on the toss event - A few years ago he was the best in the world at this...

Go Hixxy
» An old, fat fool starts a log. Hope no-one minds (Go to post)26-04-2018 @ 10:52 
Post Edited: 26.04.2018 @ 12:26 PM by BigMacca
Fatpete said:
The secret is that whilst not touching the legs you are almost touching the legs, the less you miss them by the better. One of our younger powerlifters was deadlifting last night and he does it exactly as I describe, touching only at the last inch or so. I would respectfully suggest (I am well aware of your impressive pulling power) that if you notice a difference because of the distance you are from your legs then you are too far away. The ideal is that you are so close as to make no difference in the pulling action, the only difference is that you lose the friction of the drag up your thighs. It's a wonderful thing when it's done right.

I think that you will find that this only really applies to folk that have classically 'good' deadlift technique, in that when they break the bar off the floor, their hips and shoulders rise at the same rate leaving them lots of hip angle when the bar is at their knees - For this person locking out is a simple affair as they just have to squeeze thier bum and extend their hips and talc here makes no difference.

However, for someone who tends to let their hips rise before their shoulders, they end up with the bar at their knees with their hips already fully exteneded (or close to it), so they then have a very hard time locking out as the glutes can provide no assistance.
This tends to mean they have to pull into thier thighs, as they are now using their lower back to move the weight and it becomes an agonising, slow process.
For this person, talc can make the difference Happy
» WSM line-up (Go to post)22-04-2018 @ 19:05 
KevC86 said:
It also means no one gets a shot at the log WR before Ed is ready to try again at Brits.

I thought that there was a log lift championship on the 15th June in Lithuania?

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