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Old 11-25-2012, 06:45 PM   #67
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Originally Posted by BMW_Matt View Post
See I don't know how you can make that argument. It's just ONE variable out of many, and almost sounds like an excuse for people with long arms so they can have a reason. What about guys with less body fat compared to you/more muscle? Guys that weigh more than you? Guys that have better form and can breathe better? What about guy's that are short and deadlift it cause they have shorter limbs? Or cause they are actually just stronger? Not to sound like a dick, but that's just what it sounds like, an excuse.
His point is legitimate, if not fully elaborated. A lot of taller guys aren't proportionately large, in that they have comparatively small joints. Small joints are good for aesthetics, bad for big numbers. A number of promising bodybuilding careers have been cut short due to this. Sort of a "quod me nutrit me destruit" thing.

A 6'+ strongman athlete and a 6'+ endurance athlete look very different. Look at Derek Poundstone versus Michael Phelps, for example. There's a 3" difference in height, but the joint issue is still evident.

Now, with that said, does it prevent longer-limbed guys from benching decent numbers? No, certainly not. But to suggest that limb length is solely a cop-out is equally ignorant as suggesting it's the only factor.

It's also easier to take positions that benefit us, and is worth noting that you're below average height and don't have slight joints, so perhaps your view on it is a bit skewed.
Originally Posted by jacques chirac View Post
I don't see what is ridiculous by robbing with a sword.A sword in one od the most lethal wepon !!!

It's more easy to kill with a sword than with a gun.

A sword is more frightening than toy-looking gun like glock.

robbing with a sword is a good thing
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