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    Stop making fun of me, or I'll bite your fucking noses off.
    "This is why we are here. Because the Martial Arts for too long have been cloaked in an unnecessary level of secrecy bordering on mysticism, and its in these shadows that the cockroaches love to hide. -Phrost"

    Quote Originally Posted by Squerlli
    And of course, our resident hard man, underground fighter, kitten rescuer, loving father (I'm serious), and over all very sexy furry ************... Budo monkeh.

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    "Usually little short guys can do some freakish strength stuff, and I forgot what the scientific term is ( you know, why an ant couldn't be as strong if he were the size of a human, etc)."

    Relative strength. It's why only short arses make it in elite gymnastics. And it's why pocket hercules C&J'd more than triple bodyweight while the big boys can't even do double bweight.

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    So we should be more scared of little guys, then? You lost me...
    "Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
    ***Was this quote "taken out of context"?***

    "The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
    ~ The Secret of Judo (Jiichi Watanabe & Lindy Avakian), p.19

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    Work increases as the distance you have to move the weight increases. You take two guys with about the same absolute stregnth, and the shorter guy and do a number of lifts better than the tall guy because the weight isn't going as far, so he doesn't have to expend as much effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim_Jude
    So we should be more scared of little guys, then? You lost me...
    Ummmm let's see
    Ok let's say for simplicity that the clean and jerk is perfectly correlated with punching power (it's not so don't bother quoting me on this)
    The winner of the men's 56kg class (lightest men's class) jerked 160kg or 2.9 times his bodyweight
    The winner of the men's super heavy class jerked 258 kg (he weighed 140 on the day) so that's only 1.8 times his bodyweight.

    But who would you rather take a punch from? The little guy because he doesn't punch as hard.

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    You are looking at the wrong things here. 2.9 times bodyweight, 1.8 times bodyweight...there difference is because the total weight is all that matters, not it's relation to bodyweight. Bigger guys still lift more total weight, regardless of it's ratio to bodyweight.
    "This is why we are here. Because the Martial Arts for too long have been cloaked in an unnecessary level of secrecy bordering on mysticism, and its in these shadows that the cockroaches love to hide. -Phrost"

    Quote Originally Posted by Squerlli
    And of course, our resident hard man, underground fighter, kitten rescuer, loving father (I'm serious), and over all very sexy furry ************... Budo monkeh.

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    reread the last sentence in my post.

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    4:15-5:15 kills me every time

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    I cant be bothered to do a mabs thread on this guy, but his website is a whole load of lolz.

    Have a look at here: http://calasanz.com/welcome.html and watch his tv ad!

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    By the way, the lighter guys aren't necessarily shorter than the heavier guys. In fact, for a lot of lifts, the longer levers of taller people makes them superior to shorties, pound for pound..... So skinny and tall might be better, pound for pound, than short and thick.

    Short arms are better for benching, but reaching to the ground to do deads or cleans, they are a liability......

    Don't be hatin' on us shorties, man.

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