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#750 Re: Deadlifting
May 02, 2020, 01:50:45 pm
A primer for non specialists here:

https://www.theringer.com/sports/2020/5/1/21243727/world-deadlift-record-espn-hafthor-bjornsson-the-mountain

My favourite part, about the stress of Eddie Hall's record breaking lift:

Hall makes the lift without a hitch, but as he rises, so does the pressure inside of his body. His nose fires blood, and to showboat, he holds the weight at the top of the lift for an extra handful of seconds. When Hall comes down, he collapses. Later, he said he was in and out of consciousness for weeks, and that he had trouble remembering his kidsí names.

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#751 Re: Deadlifting
May 02, 2020, 05:41:28 pm


For live stream of Thors 501 attempt today
Watching it live, I have to say that it's quite thrilling.

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#752 Re: Deadlifting
May 02, 2020, 06:13:01 pm
Did Hafthor just challenge Eddie to a fight?!

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#753 Re: Deadlifting
May 02, 2020, 06:36:26 pm
The article I linked mentions Hall taking issue with the conditions of the lift and some social media beef:

Itíll also take place from his gym in Reykjavik, on his own time frame, without any of the other inconveniences that come with open strongman competition. In a way, itíll feel like a sprinter trying to set a world record by running a 9.57-second 100-meter dash alone at a local track. Hall, who set his record at the World Deadlift Championships competing against a group of other athletes, has taken issue with the circumstances surrounding the lift. He and Bjornsson have developed a YouTube beef.

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#754 Re: Deadlifting
May 28, 2020, 10:50:36 am
Did Hafthor just challenge Eddie to a fight?!

My money on eddie.
I dont have any time for hafor. He comes across as a mard arse and his little team of yes men are a bit too much

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#755 Re: Deadlifting
May 28, 2020, 01:47:49 pm
Yes.
And then after all he's just a half Thor.

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#756 Re: Deadlifting
May 28, 2020, 02:00:18 pm
As impressive as these feats are, it is very unhealthy. For starters, the amount of steroids these guys need to be taking is astronomical (their use of steroids really isn't up for debate), as well as extremely high calorie diets and high bodyweight, let alone the stress on the joints from actually lifting!

 

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