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martinbIcon...28-05-2012 @ 12:22 
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Wayne_Cowdrey said:
martinb said:
so, you would rather no rep 6 events and come last, than do 15 reps on an OH and deadlift?
how is that possibly fun?


I'd choose comps where I'd have a chance of doing something on the events.


Ok Ok, lets make it more realistic, say the overhead and deadlift in the open comp were your 1rm, and the other stuff you thought you would move, but not far

to you, that is more fun than doing a comp you could actually do?
JCIcon...28-05-2012 @ 12:25 
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martinb said:
Ok Ok, lets make it more realistic, say the overhead and deadlift in the open comp were your 1rm, and the other stuff you thought you would move, but not far
to you, that is more fun than doing a comp you could actually do?


I cant speak for Wayne, but for me, yes

Id much rather do comp A than cmp B

A: 140 log, 400 Yoke, 150 stone, 160 farmers, 300 DL

B: 100 log, 280 Yoke, 110 Stone, 100 farmers, 220 DL

I like to be challenged, not do some cardio with light weights
martinbIcon...28-05-2012 @ 12:29 
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JC said:
I cant speak for Wayne, but for me, yes
Id much rather do comp A than cmp B
A: 140 log, 400 Yoke, 150 stone, 160 farmers, 300 DL
B: 100 log, 280 Yoke, 110 Stone, 100 farmers, 220 DL
I like to be challenged, not do some cardio with light weights


obviously

But I'd far rather do comp C

C: 120 log, 320 Yoke, 140 stone, 130 farmers, 270 DL

well actually I wouldn't cause it would be dull as f**k, but the weights make sense
fongIcon...28-05-2012 @ 12:31 
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while i feel 120 would make a great stepping stone for anyone going from 105 to open, if it were to be implemented i'd rather they did something like 80kg, 100kg, 120kg and open, or something similar. larger weight margins allow for the same amount of comps we have now, but with far more easily distinguishable divisions.

too many divisions will just dilute the competition and prestige of a title, and it's not exactly as if we have surplus athletes in this country anyway, so we'd be cutting numbers from other ranks too. yes there's people like shane and (previously) hixxy who will compete under any level, but that's a very small minority, and while the small voices are still important, we're after what'll benefit the sport for everyone.

and even under my s**tty rough suggestion, those athletes mentioned earlier can still enter what they want, but with larger weight category margins, i think it grants a little more significance to weight class.
Wayne_CowdreyIcon...28-05-2012 @ 12:31 
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martinb said:
Ok Ok, lets make it more realistic, say the overhead and deadlift in the open comp were your 1rm, and the other stuff you thought you would move, but not far
to you, that is more fun than doing a comp you could actually do?


Yes. This sport is meant to be challenging.
martinbIcon...28-05-2012 @ 12:34 
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Wayne_Cowdrey said:
Yes. This sport is meant to be challenging.


Funny, to me this sport is supposed to be fun

I guess that is why I am at odds with people on here so often
drewIcon...28-05-2012 @ 12:45 
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martinb said:
Funny, to me this sport is supposed to be fun
I guess that is why I am at odds with people on here so often


It's all about having a nice time
Wayne_CowdreyIcon...28-05-2012 @ 12:47 
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martinb said:
Funny, to me this sport is supposed to be fun
I guess that is why I am at odds with people on here so often


I agree with it being fun, but it doesn't become less fun just because the events are challenging!
slimsimIcon...28-05-2012 @ 12:49 
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Post Edited: 28.05.2012 @ 12:50 PM by slimsim
martinb said:
Funny, to me this sport is supposed to be fun
I guess that is why I am at odds with people on here so often

Not with me, I agree completely with you Martin.

Question for everyone, why isn't it challenging to go from doing an "easy" 120kg farmers for 25m in 14secs and getting that down to 12secs? I say it is, it's just a different form of challenge than going from 120kg farmers to 140kg farmers in 14secs.

Is it because the majority of competitors aren't that confident in their athletic ability, or their ability to improve their athletic ability?
martinbIcon...28-05-2012 @ 12:50 
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slimsim said:
Not with me, I agree completely with you Martin.
Question for everyone, why isn't it challenging to go from doing an "easy" 120kg farmers for 25m in 14secs and getting that down to 12secs? I say it is, it's just a different form of challenge than going from 120kg farmers to 140kg farmers in 14secs.
Is it because the majority of competitors aren't that confident in their athletic ability?


thank goodness someone sees where I am coming from

(other than Drew Happy )
drewIcon...28-05-2012 @ 12:55 
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Wayne_CowdreyIcon...28-05-2012 @ 12:57 
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Does it become even more fun if the farmer's weights get dropped down to 70 per hand?
martinbIcon...28-05-2012 @ 13:00 
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Wayne_Cowdrey said:Does it become even more fun if the farmer's weights get dropped down to 70 per hand?


why whenever someone mentions reducing a weight a bit does it always have to be taken to the nth degree?

deadlifts of 180, OH of 60, oh please, can we just be sensible for a minute!
nickIcon...28-05-2012 @ 13:02 
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martinb said:
why whenever someone mentions reducing a weight a bit does it always have to be taken to the nth degree?
deadlifts of 180, OH of 60, oh please, can we just be sensible for a minute!


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