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by cambash13 (U10370205) 13 November 2007
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I am creating this to ascertain whether or not the 130 kgs i currently lift, as a seventeen year old are good enough, and show the right potential to be selected for the London 2012 olympics? Please leave comments as to your personal records, whether at home or club, and your opinions on my dilemma...

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posted Nov 16, 2007

will you be my coach, you seem to know a lot about weightlifting, and yes I am so far self taught

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posted Nov 16, 2007

Once I was doing a supreme weight challenege, and on the 100kg clean and jerk, my anus relapsed and i shat myself. Is this a common occurence?

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posted Nov 20, 2007

130kg on what lift though?!

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posted Jan 8, 2008

this country needs more places for olympic weightlifting, there is barely any, mean while we have china and easten europe kickin are butts in weightlifting we need to get back on them platforms

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posted Feb 1, 2008

I look forward to seeing Craneyqpr and Cambash at the Seniors at Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire on the 23rd February. There is a map of how to get to the venue on the excellent YNE BWLA website. Do not forget to bring your new BWLA membership booklets as issued by Lorraine Fleming at Lilleshall. You may not be allowed to compete without this. Any issues, call Lorraine at Lillehall National Sports Centre "Weightlifting". As a matter of interest, what qualifying totals did you make?

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posted Mar 13, 2008

i won gold in tiddlywinks last year at the winkolympics in bedford. do you reckon if yours is counted as a real sport mine might be?
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posted Mar 13, 2008

No, the Winkolympics is frowned upon in most professional circuits as it's deemed a bastardization of staring competitions that have been running for a few decades now. They are the more established and for many people this is the definitive ocular sport for the true professional.

As a side note, "that is because one feather does not weigh the same as a lead weight", is the one thing I saw in the earlier discussion that is delightfully entertaining. Amid all the WUM comments, this seems to be written with sincerity. Firstly, weight depends on your rest frame and the mass of the other attracting gravitational body. Here we assume both objects to be influenced by the Earth's gravity, and that alone. Secondly, you gave no notion that the lead weight has anything other than arbitrary mass. So, a lead weight weighing the same as a feather may or may not weigh the same as a feather would in the reference frame of the observer on Earth. This is assuming that that reference frame is deemed to be the rest frame. It is here that I invite you to divert your attention to 'Occam's razor'. Be careful, it's sharp.

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posted Mar 13, 2008

Ocams razor is merely a a posteriori not a priori, a 'rule of thumb' if you will, that states the simplest explination is the most likely one.
This is fine when applied to conspiracy theories or pseudosciences, I'm afraid further justification is required in this instance!

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posted Mar 13, 2008

Well it's been hidden from the majority of the population for a long time, but now I suppose it's acceptable to explain it in it's simplest form.

All feathers are made from lead. Bird lead.

There you go, as sharp as his razor.

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