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Old 03-25-2013, 03:46 PM   #21
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How so?

This is the standard most feds I've seen use. Just trying to understand what our points of contention are...

The second pick my hip line might be a little low, but I figured it was close enough for argument's sake.

That was just it really. Hip point was too low. I was came across a little too equivocal in retrospect!
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We video every workout.
For training, nothing beats it. It helps the lifter a ton to see what he did right and what he did wrong, then and there.

For judging the legality of a lift it's pretty worthless.
I "judge" all of our lifters training lifts. What I see and what shows up on video can look significantly different.
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We video every workout.
For training, nothing beats it. It helps the lifter a ton to see what he did right and what he did wrong, then and there.

For judging the legality of a lift it's pretty worthless.
I "judge" all of our lifters training lifts. What I see and what shows up on video can look significantly different.
We do as well. We tend to be pretty strict in the gym about depth. I actually feel bad if my squat is visibly high. With that being said, I sure dont take my 3rd attempt as deep as my opener
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Barely breaking or 2" below legal depth....one isn't better than the other on the platform.
They don't give brownie points for going exta deep
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Barely breaking or 2" below legal depth....one isn't better than the other on the platform.
They don't give brownie points for going exta deep
haha I like to hope that the visual of a deeper squat might buy me a few brownie points

Really our thought process is this, our opinion of depth and theirs might be different. I dont want any doubt on an opener. You judges can be difficult lol
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Thanks J.
All kidding aside, we try hard to get it right.
We're well aware of how much work, time and money go towards getting ready for a meet. Not to mention the family time that takes a hit.
Even if a meet doesn't go exactly the way a lifters wants it to, he/she deserves to feel like they were fairly treated.
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All kidding aside, we try hard to get it right.
We're well aware of how much work, time and money go towards getting ready for a meet. Not to mention the family time that takes a hit.
Even if a meet doesn't go exactly the way a lifters wants it to, he/she deserves to feel like they were fairly treated.
Not that it doesnt happen to the best of us from time to time, but if you are watching your depth, lockouts, and exc in training, then you wont leave it up to the judges come meet time. You will know its clean.
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