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Old 08-15-2011, 08:57 AM   #41
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Why the US Sucks at Olympic Lifting: Part 6 | BodyRecomposition - The Home of Lyle McDonald

Why the US Sucks at Olympic Lifting: Part 8 | BodyRecomposition - The Home of Lyle McDonald

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Old 08-15-2011, 08:58 AM   #42
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^ Part 6 in the last post is actually part 7. Lyle messed up.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:30 AM   #43
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It never ends...
I gave up reading after the first (emberassed).
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:48 AM   #44
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I mean no disrespect to Lyle, but for me it's long in the tooth. I think sometimes you can take complex situations that were caused by several major contributing factors and a lot of minor contributing factors and focus too much on the minor issues.

The articles have value to the Olympic community, I am sure. But living outside that box the reasons seem simple - few care, the sport requires a huge time investment, and there isn't a lot of money to assist the best of the best.

Maybe I am ignorant, and if so, I am willing to accept this.

This quote on drug use really sealed the coffin for me:

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Wrong. Our lifters are literally tested on a biweekly basis sometimes. Ask Glenn about how frequently Donny or the rest of his lifters get tested. This simply doesn't happen in other countries. Sure, we're all subject to the same competition testing, but the testing out of competition is very unequal. And if you needed any more convincing, all you would need to do is examine the disparity between "offseason" training lifts vs competition lifts from successful countries vs the U.S. U.S. lifters, with some exceptions of course, get very close to their training bests in competition. North snatched 160 in competition and couldn't get it in training for several weeks. This would be unheard of in Russia, where guys are snatching their competition openers for triples.

Why on earth would that be? Are U.S. lifters just uniquely gifted with nerves of steel and the ability to replicate training lifts? Even Abadjiev has agreed that lifters from other countries are pretty much able to take drugs freely until a several weeks before tested competition.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:57 PM   #45
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:06 PM   #46
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It's up to Part 14. I am getting carpal tunnel from posting the links.

Why the US Sucks at Olympic Lifting: Part 12 | BodyRecomposition - The Home of Lyle McDonald

Why the US Sucks at Olympic Lifting: Part 13 | BodyRecomposition - The Home of Lyle McDonald

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Holy crap...will it ever end?
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One thing's for certain, he's making a name for himself in the Olympic weightlifting community.
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Go to this page.

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Go the label marked, misinformation.

At the top of the page will be a bunch of links to articles. On the far right of the page is a series of articles titled, there is no system.

It is a little long, but is a much better read than the wind bag series.

There is also much good information as a whole at that site.
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Thanks for the link, some good reading there.
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