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PostSubject: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:11 pm

Why we've never had a chat thread is beyond me.

We need one. To chat.
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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:16 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:20 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:29 pm

Hello.
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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:47 pm

I miss the team workouts
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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:51 pm

KevinAlvy wrote:
I miss the team workouts

I miss you.
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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:53 pm

That hit me in the feels
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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:02 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:19 am


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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:55 am

aw fuk
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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:57 am

15 hour work days suck

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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:20 pm

Chris Anderson wrote:
15 hour work days suck

Wake up, work, sleep, repeat. Sounds like fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:21 pm

I don't care about Olympic weightlifting, but this kid is probably our only chance to medal...ever again:

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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:27 pm

For context, that's 118kg in the 69kg class at the age of 14; it also breaks the American record for the 17-and-under class.
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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:24 pm

This is not a promising start.
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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:24 pm

Chris Anderson wrote:
15 hour work days suck

yes
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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:18 pm

Dudes, watching Scot Mendelson warm up on bench is possibly the weirdest thing I've ever seen.

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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:13 pm

Janis's new favorite video:

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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:21 am

Ever feel like a thread killer?
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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:04 pm

I'm here to chat. Who wants to chat? Let's chat.
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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:04 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:11 pm

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That snatch is really impressive but it's hard to say how he will finish developing. Average onset of puberty varies quite a lot. I almost don't bring this up because it's usually an uncomfortable, complicated, touchy subject-type within our zeitgeist, but black girls/guys will typically develop faster than white guy/girls. I think participants of WL are overwhelmingly white in this country. So it's basically like putting a 9th grader on the 8th grade team.

In general I'm not in favor of tracking young athletes to be the next-big-thing. This happens all of the time in big league sports and I think it's a mistake for the welfare of the kid. We're always looking for the next Michael, LeBron, etc. Look what happened to Freddy Adu.

I hope he does great things in the sport but it's way to early to expect a lot of things from the guy. Let's see how he grows into his early 20's and then talk about medaling at the Olympics. That said, he's only like 17kg away from the American Record for any age at his current weight class. I think he should set the bar a little higher for future American athletes.
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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:45 pm

Most people from weightlifting that I've talked to just assume he'll go make money playing a real sport someday.

Still...

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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:46 pm

Also, no David Petersen? I thought he'd be all over the one and only instance I've ever brought up weightlifting in conversation.
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PostSubject: Re: Ultimate Iowa Discussion Thread, Part 1   Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:57 am

The only thing keeping weightlifting from being more boring than powerlifting is that the fails have a much higher chance to be hilariously baf than powerlifting. No spotters is cool. Snatch or die.

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