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2009/01/03 20:26:26 (permalink)

Thoughts on Kevin Knee...

Whenever I watch Kevin Knee I always see such potential BUT I also see this guy been burned out before he gets to really make his mark.
 
He is only 24 afaik and is so so strong. Does anyone else think he should slow down allitle to achieve his maximum potential?
 
Thoughts please...
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    Monster T
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    Re:Thoughts on Kevin Knee... 2009/01/03 20:32:18 (permalink)
    I was just having a conversation about this just the other day!

    I have to agree to some degree, but not just with Nee; I think a lot of very young guys are pushing very hard/quickly to get to the top instead of taking it steadily. Just my opinion though. At the end of the day you have to take responsability for yourself.

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    Re:Thoughts on Kevin Knee... 2009/01/03 20:33:55 (permalink)
    I know where your coming from, he is a exceptionally good deadlifter but some events can let him down. He is only a young man and can only get better. Really like his attitude though and his personality, def one of my fav strongman to watch as he always gives it his all but he might need to take it a bit slower and steady.

    Bear in mind his bicep is giving him lot of grief since he tore it i think. At the ss in norway it seemed to nip him during the clean and press and he withdrew. Maybe big tel can shine more light on it as i think he knows kevin quite well.
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    Re:Thoughts on Kevin Knee... 2009/01/04 21:21:45 (permalink)
    hes not even 24.. im sure hes just turned 23 if that...
    great deadlifter, phenominal for anyone never mind someone aged 22-23!!
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    Re:Thoughts on Kevin Knee... 2009/01/04 21:40:54 (permalink)
    itsyourround
    He is only a young man and can only get better.



    or he can burn out. Hes only 23, and has already torn his bicep. Whats next
     
    Cant knock the guys attitude or personality, but I want to see him in the future and I dont see him getting there. I remember seeing him deadlift against marius, and he was trying to go head to head! He must of only been 22 then. Great attitude to have no doubt, but it resulting in him passing out!
     
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    Re:Thoughts on Kevin Knee... 2009/01/05 12:56:49 (permalink)
    Do you think Mariusz has taken it steady, he won wsm by the age of 23/24 and has now won 5 and is only 31!
    post edited by K - 2009/01/05 13:11:19
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    Re:Thoughts on Kevin Knee... 2009/01/05 13:21:56 (permalink)
    mariusz won his first in 2002, which would have made him 25.. he's only 31
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    Re:Thoughts on Kevin Knee... 2009/01/05 14:57:43 (permalink)
    So I was a year out! Still he must have trained hard to achieve this at such a young age, my point being that Kevin would also want to train as hard as he can, he is already the youngest ever competitor to enter a WSM why would you want to slow down.
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    Re:Thoughts on Kevin Knee... 2009/01/05 15:10:11 (permalink)
    I wasn't strictly talking just about training....

    I also have the utmost respect for what Kevin and all the other young WSM competitors and strongmen.

    I wish I had started focussing on Strongman earlier, but IMHO there may be a thing as too young.

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    Re:Thoughts on Kevin Knee... 2009/01/05 21:30:47 (permalink)
    There's no denying he is extremely strong for his age. I think he'll improve  more and more over the next few years.

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    Re:Thoughts on Kevin Knee... 2009/01/06 12:47:43 (permalink)
    I thought he was 21-22? I was thinking about him actually, great prospect along with Haugman (if and when he comes back). Who thinks he could beat Andy Boltons dealift record one day? 410kg at his age is phenomenal.
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    Re:Thoughts on Kevin Knee... 2009/01/06 13:07:10 (permalink)
    Monster T
    I wasn't strictly talking just about training....

     
    I think that those familiar with the realities of strength sports spotted the point (one which has been attested by te examples of numerous young bodybuilders): there are measures that one can take to further one's performance, but the sooner one takes them, the sooner their potential (performance) benefits will be spent. If these avenues have already been pursued by late teens, whither does one turn later in one's career?



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    Re:Thoughts on Kevin Knee... 2009/01/06 14:13:14 (permalink)
    According to his Myspace, Kevin's 23

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    Re:Thoughts on Kevin Knee... 2009/01/06 18:23:52 (permalink)
    Kevin is a smart guy and knows it's a plan of a few years to get to where he wants to be!! He's not rushing anything in particular.  I'm sure he will continue to get better as the years go by! Is it possible he could beat Andy's Deadlift record in the future?? Yeah quite possibly I think! It will take a longtime to get there though!! 

    I know he tore his bicep but that is common in strongman! There are plenty of guys who have done it at some point!! 

    The only thing I would say is cause he started at a very young age you almost have to forget he is so young!! I don't think it's a question of age really, It's amount of time hammering your body!! I think you probably have 15 years if you are lucky!! I believe Kevin started at 15 so he's 8 years down the line! Then you get guys like Felix who is in his 40's and probably has been doing strongman less time so will still have a good few years in him!!

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