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Old 02-13-2014, 11:58 PM   #1
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:02 AM   #2
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:35 AM   #3
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My take is this instead:

Starting early. And hard work, focus and dedication.

Genetics? Maybe they have played a small part. But IMO, too many people are too eager to put just about everything on that.


edit: Either way, what I can 100% agree on, is that's an amazing lift. Kudos!
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:24 AM   #4
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:31 AM   #5
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My take is this instead:

Starting early. And hard work, focus and dedication.

Genetics? Maybe they have played a small part. But IMO, too many people are too eager to put just about everything on that.


edit: Either way, what I can 100% agree on, is that's an amazing lift. Kudos!

I'm sure he has put in the blood sweat and tears to get where he is but at 17 years old how I wonder where he started out to be able to lift that much and still only weigh 146.


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Old 02-14-2014, 10:35 AM   #6
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:39 AM   #7
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IMO genetics can be a huge factor! Of course hes worked his ass off to get that squat though. Proper leverages make a big difference in how much you can lift. As you can see from the video, he does a low bar squat and stays extremely upright. His torso is long and femurs short, which gives him amazing potential for the squat.
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Look at that narrow stance on squat. Damn boy.
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Yeah, I agree the genetic excuse gets over used in some circumstances. But I don't think one should disregard the genetic propensity to be strong/big/muscular/lean in any and all circumstances.
This kid is a freak.
What did he bench press?
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He totaled 1280 @ 146.5.

Squat- 514
Bench- 248
Deadlift- 518
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