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The post-lift celebration? I do that after every comment I leave here. I'll be back in just a second.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 11:35 AM
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I hope, for his sake, that we don't have to throw down over this.

lamo! you dont know a damn thing about the true strength of a nodic teuton


Posted by: Youtube | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 11:40 AM
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They prefer to be called "vertical teutons".


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 11:42 AM
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Why does he wear such tiny shoes?


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 11:43 AM
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I'm not going to watch that because I'm assuming it's NSFW.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 11:43 AM
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4: teensy little feet?


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 11:47 AM
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Totally safe for work.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 11:47 AM
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Why does he wear red stockings?

max
['It's safe for work, except for the AC/DC.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 11:48 AM
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Totally amazing vertical leap, btw.


Posted by: Counterfly | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 11:56 AM
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I would guess that the stockings complete the sausage-casing look.


Posted by: Todd | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 12:06 PM
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Wide stance there, out of necessity. Must wear pants out at the thighs, rubbing together.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 12:13 PM
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my pre-blogging rituals

So much explained so quickly.


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 12:15 PM
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Is "to throw down" a verb everywhere in the US?


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 12:18 PM
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Off-topic: It's toward the end of a very long post that I haven't actually read, but there's this: "I linked earlier to this discussion on a very orthodox Universalist blog (Unfogged) of Singapore".

Umm.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 12:21 PM
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orthodox Universalist blog

When were you going to tell me?


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 12:29 PM
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Ogged, do you push your laptop just a few inches farther away with your toe before posting?


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 12:44 PM
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14, it's actually not that confusing. The discussion is the discussion of Singapore started by alameida, and he explains (sort of) what he means by "Universalist", so ...


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 12:47 PM
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17: Yeah, I sussed that much out of it. Still, if I had to describe Unfogged, that wouldn't be my first choice.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 12:53 PM
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Wroids work wonders.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 12:53 PM
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If incorporating as an "Orthodox Universalist" institution is the way to get some of those faith-based grants from the National Institute of Blogs, I see nothing wrong with it.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 12:54 PM
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At the very least, you could get tax-exempt status.


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 12:55 PM
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Also, it's no wonder that they have to crank up the music, because deadlifting is really boring.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 12:56 PM
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Yeah, while I know it's an amazing athletic feat, to look at it's pretty much "Oh. You stood up."


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 12:57 PM
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Not being a weightlifting devotee I had forgotten that deadlifting meant just getting the thing off the ground, and initially thought his first successful lift was actually a failure because, you know, he dropped it without putting it over his head, or even getting it up on his chest. This misinterpretation made the whole manic performance seem even more bizarre.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:00 PM
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Think of how many times stronger than Megan that guy is, or than me. But it's a pretty specialized feat, and doesn't look like he can use it for much else.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:02 PM
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Those World's Strongest Man competitions are much more fun to watch.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:10 PM
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He could probably lift the back end of your car off the kid you just ran over.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:31 PM
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Also, opening those really stubborn jars.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:35 PM
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Helping you vacuum under the couch.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:36 PM
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Ooooh, that's a good one!


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:38 PM
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Those World's Strongest Man competitions are like crack. I don't know why. But I suspect it has to do with the setup of most of the competitions. Gym is for wimps! Watch Bjorn lift seven big rocks and put on pillars! Watch Hans hold iron bar till arms fall off. Is gut.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:41 PM
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29: Okay, sure, he could help out around the house. But a man like that is expensive to keep. How many calories would he eat in a day?


Posted by: Invisible Adjunct | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:43 PM
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Yeah, I love to watch those. Magnus ver Magnusson is my hero.

And to respond slightly more seriously to IDP's point about specialization, the deadlift works a lot of muslces in your legs, arms and back that you use for pretty much everything. If you're only going to do a few lifts, that's a good one (assuming you take care with your form and how much you lift and don't fuck up your back).


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:44 PM
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Yeah, deadlifts are really pretty much about picking heavy stuff up in a fairly ordinary and useful way. How else do you move the couch?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:46 PM
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With my mind.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:47 PM
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How many calories would he eat in a day?

People like that don't measure in calories, they measure in calves or pre-schoolers. Answer: four.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:48 PM
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25: IDP I thought you were like the moving king. Lift boxes much?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:49 PM
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Are "Magnus" and "Magnusson" assumed names, or is there some kind of weightlifter/competitive lumberjack caste in Scandinavia?


Posted by: Michael Vanderwheel, B.A. | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:50 PM
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36: how many five year olds could you eat in a sitting?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:50 PM
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A lot of the WSM competitions seem to be just extreme versions of pretty common farmboy activities. Carry this heavy thing. Lift this heavy thing and put it up high. Lift this other heavy thing using a different muscle group.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:51 PM
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how many five year olds could you eat in a sitting?

Are they trained?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:52 PM
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40: or, in the case of the truck pull, farm implement/animal activities: "pull this heavy thing a ways."


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:53 PM
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Squat, deadlift, snatch, clean and jerk. What a nasty sport.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:54 PM
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41: with a fine white wine sauce.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:55 PM
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A lot of the WSM competitions seem to be just extreme versions of pretty common farmboy activities.

Good thing they left out the sheep fucking.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:57 PM
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43: Also, guys spotting. I suspect it's the steroids that throw off their manstrual cycles.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 1:57 PM
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How else do you move the couch?

You tell the help to move it, obviously. Jeez.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 2:05 PM
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46: A recent study shows that guys spot the best in the week immediately prior to their manstrual cycle.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 2:07 PM
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Magnus ver Magnusson is my hero.

Drinky Drinkerson is my hero.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 2:21 PM
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45: You don't get HBO?


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 2:23 PM
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38: He's from Iceland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magn%C3%BAs_Ver_Magn%C3%BAsson


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 2:30 PM
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Good thing they left out the sheep fucking.

Well, they can't televise every minute of the contest.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 2:32 PM
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52: Tell that to ESPN 8, "the Ocho."


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 2:35 PM
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"Oooh, he takes a nasty hoof to the shin. Magnus is struggling to keep it up. He needs to beat 1:07 to take the lead in the competition."


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 2:36 PM
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53: you realize there are now 9 ESPN channels, right?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 2:37 PM
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Iceland is rich in sheep.

One of the World's Strongest Man winners was a Welshman named Gary Taylor. A tiny 270 pound Finn named Jouko Ahola is the present champion.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 2:39 PM
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56: Don't you mean "so-called Welshman"? Losing a few steps there, old timer...


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 2:42 PM
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55: Two of them are HD versions of another two! Also, ESPNU? Why not just point a webcam at Joe Paterno's ass?


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 2:46 PM
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58: go one better: colon-cam.

First down!!


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 2:47 PM
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a very orthodox Universalist blog of Singapore

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Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 3:53 PM
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What Ogged said about deadlifts.

It's one of the best all around lifts there is. Works the hell out your major muscle groups in your back, butt and legs, and in a movement and sequence very similar to the movements for sprinting, jumping, etc. If you want to run faster and jump higher, do some deadlifts.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 4:23 PM
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I was always under the impression that deadlifts were mostly exercised by organized crime...


Posted by: Lucy | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 4:25 PM
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So young, so banned.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 4:26 PM
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I think that people should squat and snatch more, for good health. One squat and one snatch every day adds 2.1 years to your life.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 4:31 PM
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Emerson likes short chicks.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 4:34 PM
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Jeebus, I just noticed the bar bending on the guy's last attempt. That's insane.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 4:37 PM
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What's the line: "If the bar ain't bending, you're just pretending." My gym, as a courtesy to its more pathetic members, offers rubber bars for this very reason.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 4:40 PM
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I'm outing myself as a non-body-builder here. I should imagine this is a surprise to precisely no one.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 4:49 PM
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Magnusson is an machine. Dude is deadlifting in the upper 900 range. Last I saw anyways. I don't follow it that closely. As far as I know, only Andrew Bolton has broken 1000 in the deadlift.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 4:50 PM
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I saw a guy bench 500lbs once; the bent bar looked so absurd.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 4:54 PM
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A friend of mine has a combined lift total [squat, deadlift, benchpress] of well over 1000 lbs. That seems unimaginably out of reach, never mind doing nearly 1000 for a single lift.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 5:02 PM
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Yeah, I have a cousin who was a competitive weightlifter in Iran, where it's a big sport, and the stuff he could around the house as a matter of course seemed superhuman.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 5:08 PM
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offers rubber bars

With styrofoam weights!


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 5:13 PM
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It's way fun. Also, the weights have big numbers painted on them, but the fact that they're in ounces is in tiny print.

I work out at Clown Gym.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 5:15 PM
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That seems unimaginably out of reach

You're about my size, (5'9 170-180 lbs). I bet you could do it easier than you think. I can maintain a 270-280 bench and a 370-380 deadlift without crazy levels of training or anything, and I'm pretty obviously not a huge guy. I don't squat anymore as it was starting to feel like it was grinding my left knee joint.

Ogged though sounds like he's definitely not built for powerlifting.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 5:17 PM
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With styrofoam weights!

Actually, those exist.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 5:18 PM
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Ogged though sounds like he's definitely not built for powerlifting.

You got that right, brother.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 5:20 PM
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77: All powerlifters are gay, but not all gay dudes are powerlifters.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 10-10-07 8:05 PM
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