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    I am not sure multi-feds is a major problem, albeit I wish powerlifting had one fed and was subject to drug testing.

    after all, boxing has many feds, but I like watching boxing.

    tbh, I doubt whether many sports lovers could relate to powerlifting movements, especially monolift squats with many people around, and 3 inch bench presses by some.
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    btw, someone snatched 217kg this year. biggest ever lift in that movement.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl4KB5_tSc8
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    Quote Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
    btw, someone snatched 217kg this year. biggest ever lift in that movement.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl4KB5_tSc8

    The way things are going these days, I think the supers would hit a total of 500kg sooner than later, in the form of 275kg Clean & Jerk, and a 225 snatch. I've already seen a 220kg snatch (I believe it was by the man who lifts like you Chris). I can't remember his name now, but I do remember sharing his video clip with you once before when discussing back form over the bar during your deadlifts.
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    I think 217kg biggest ever in comp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
    I think 217kg biggest ever in comp.
    You're on the money mate, I was wrong.

    However here's the video (I was wrong about) yet the one I was thinking about, having the highest (I thought it was snatch), turned out to be the total.

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    wow, 477.5kg total
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    It might be partly because it's difficult to empathise with a lifter if you have never done the lifts yourself. With strongman it is visually a bit more interesting due to the variety of lifts and objects lifted.

    In the olympics, swimming is popular because any phlaggot can swim plus its easy.

    It was becoming very popular then fat boys who can only bench starting doing sumo deads. Then all credibility was lost.


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    Because nobody wants to wait six hours to watch a bald goateed 140kg guy waddle onto stage to lift out of a piece of gear that looks like someone took the wheels off a forklift with six of his mates hanging around him. Add in his getting red lights for obscure technical reasons that mysteriously don't apply to the next lifter (who happens to be a Russian visitor or friends with the federation board), and people change the channel to watch Funniest Home Videos instead.

    Plus, while people are somehow able to convince themselves that a drugfree 9.59" 100m is possible, nobody can convince themselves that a drugfree 400kg squat is possible. So it puts them off.

    I say this as a person who takes lifters to competitions. It'll never be popular outside the community of lifters and their friends and families. There's too much bullsht that makes it inaccessible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Aaron View Post
    Because nobody wants to wait six hours to watch a bald goateed 140kg guy waddle onto stage to lift out of a piece of gear that looks like someone took the wheels off a forklift with six of his mates hanging around him. Add in his getting red lights for obscure technical reasons that mysteriously don't apply to the next lifter (who happens to be a Russian visitor or friends with the federation board), and people change the channel to watch Funniest Home Videos instead.

    You shouldn't slag off at CAPO like that...


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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodyAllen View Post
    In the olympics, swimming is popular because any phlaggot can swim plus its easy.
    bit harsh, it is not easy to break a minute for 100m freestyle, you have to have some speed and technique.

    I also think that most people could deadlift and squat with not that much training; the latter is a very basic movement.

    there has to be other reasons why people would rather watch sports like snooker than powerlifting.

    personally, I don't think westerners have much affinity with strength sports, even with weightlifting.
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