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2009/08/03 17:10:35 (permalink)
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'Strongest Schoolboy'

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8181935.stm

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    Sheeps_Clothing
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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 17:17:04 (permalink)
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    That was a terrible clip! They could've at least shown some training... Why does strength sports always have to turn into a joke for the media?!

    On a sidenote, there are have been Chinese Olympic Weightlifters competing at the olympics at 17/18 to put it into perspective.

    If you look at the US high school powerlifting records, they are incredible.

    Not to take anything away from the lad- just don't know what he's done for the title?
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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 17:17:44 (permalink)
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    bet he causes some damage on the rugby pitch...
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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 17:28:00 (permalink)
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    thats bull****

    my friend was into strongman stuff in a big way at 17 and could DL a small van

    im sure Ken on here could do much more at that age
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    Ken Nowicki
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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 18:06:45 (permalink)
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    What was that?!
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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 18:08:58 (permalink)
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    LOL, i wish i could pick up a wheelie bin, god, that kid must be strong
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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 18:10:02 (permalink)
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    He did a comp that was called "XX Strongest Schoolboy" so he can call himself that.

    Last year another lad from Ste (Mobster) gym won it and got to call himself it.

    Main thing these lads have actual entered a comp and done something, not just sit on the side lines and say "oh i can do that", or "so and so is stronger than that"


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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 18:15:22 (permalink)
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    evertonfc

    He did a comp that was called "XX Strongest Schoolboy" so he can call himself that.

    Last year another lad from Ste (Mobster) gym won it and got to call himself it.

    Main thing these lads have actual entered a comp and done something, not just sit on the side lines and say "oh i can do that", or "so and so is stronger than that"


    I take your point, but I have actually entered some comps thanks!!
     
    I'm not criticising the guy at all, but more of the way the media presented it, i.e. picking up wheelie bins and moving his mum around the house.
     
    Would be nice to see some serious reporting on his accomplishments, it would be the same for nearly any other sport, rather than making it into a bit of a joke.
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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 18:19:32 (permalink)
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    did no one tell him kids leave school aged 16 in the uk

    maybe he's the strongest first year college kid

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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 18:19:58 (permalink)
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    evertonfc

    He did a comp that was called "XX Strongest Schoolboy" so he can call himself that.

    Last year another lad from Ste (Mobster) gym won it and got to call himself it.

    Main thing these lads have actual entered a comp and done something, not just sit on the side lines and say "oh i can do that", or "so and so is stronger than that"


    I take your point, but I have actually entered some comps thanks!!
     
    I'm not criticising the guy at all, but more of the way the media presented it, i.e. picking up wheelie bins and moving his mum around the house.
     
    Would be nice to see some serious reporting on his accomplishments, it would be the same for nearly any other sport, rather than making it into a bit of a joke.


    Totally agree 100 million fcuking percent.

    Strongman still isn't a "Sport" and needs to get away from this "Side show act, pub car park, freak show" as much as possible.  Imo.

    Would love to see it reported seriously
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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 18:23:02 (permalink)
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    evertonfc

    He did a comp that was called "XX Strongest Schoolboy" so he can call himself that.

    Last year another lad from Ste (Mobster) gym won it and got to call himself it.

    Main thing these lads have actual entered a comp and done something, not just sit on the side lines and say "oh i can do that", or "so and so is stronger than that"


    I take your point, but I have actually entered some comps thanks!!
     
    I'm not criticising the guy at all, but more of the way the media presented it, i.e. picking up wheelie bins and moving his mum around the house.
     
    Would be nice to see some serious reporting on his accomplishments, it would be the same for nearly any other sport, rather than making it into a bit of a joke.


    given that it was on the news- viewed mostly by those who dont know much about training, a vid of him squatting 150Kg or whatever wouldn't have looked particularly impressive.
     
    Seeing him lift a car or some other real world object would puts it in perspective IMO- totally the right thing to do.
     
    Would have been good if the website had listed the lifts he had to do to gain the record, however.
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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 18:30:01 (permalink)
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    most members of the public will probably be a lot more entertained and interested by seeing him lift up a car than training in the gym unfortunatly

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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 18:37:55 (permalink)
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    as above watching someone train in the gym is pretty boring tbh, unless they are clueless of course which can be funny for a while.



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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 18:40:48 (permalink)
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    But WSM shows a decent strongman competition and still has fairly high ratings, you don't see them lifting up wheelie bins and moving their mum about the kitchen as a display of 'strength'...

    People will be interested in the sport of strongman, it's a great sport to watch, but the media need to at least report it with some degree of seriousness, or as Everton says, it is viewed as a freakshow.
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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 18:49:40 (permalink)
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    I've watched strongman for as long as i remember every xmas, I never saw it as a freak show, i just saw it as hugely strong blokes competing in a grueling event. When i was 7-8 i had no clue about weights etc but still respected what they was doing.

    strongman could do with a slot in the olympics, but can you have that with the relaxed rules on steroid use. Same goes for other events like powerlifting. At the olympics they have the olympic lifts but 95%+ at the gym havent down power cleans or snatch's. But having bench press, squats and deadlifts would allow them to put into perspective. worlds strongest man and powerlifitng has definitely got a market clearly from all the gyms out there and people training, but most never watch strongman or know about powerlifitng.
    post edited by jacked_fibres - 2009/08/03 18:51:30
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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 19:07:34 (permalink)
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    jacked_fibres

    I've watched strongman for as long as i remember every xmas, I never saw it as a freak show, i just saw it as hugely strong blokes competing in a grueling event. When i was 7-8 i had no clue about weights etc but still respected what they was doing.

    strongman could do with a slot in the olympics, but can you have that with the relaxed rules on steroid use. Same goes for other events like powerlifting. At the olympics they have the olympic lifts but 95%+ at the gym havent down power cleans or snatch's. But having bench press, squats and deadlifts would allow them to put into perspective. worlds strongest man and powerlifitng has definitely got a market clearly from all the gyms out there and people training, but most never watch strongman or know about powerlifitng.


    If powerlifting were to become an olympic sport it would be HUGE for the sport, and as you say, powerlifting is arguably the more popular sport, defo more popular in the Western world anyway.
     
    I think for powerlifting to be in the olympics, it would have to in IPF format, and probably unequipped.
     
    It is funny how they have some quite obscure sports in the olympics, and  number of variations on very small sports, i.e. synchronised swimming etc, and yet something powerlifting won't get a shout.
     
     
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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 19:52:34 (permalink)
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    im 95% sure i know him,
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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 20:55:16 (permalink)
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    Chris Morgan has asked me to post this so you can all see just how strong he is: http://www.youtube.com/user/chrisnumber93
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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 21:06:52 (permalink)
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    Re:'Strongest Schoolboy' 2009/08/03 21:19:15 (permalink)
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    180kg front squat very impressive! Does he train in Dudley?
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