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The squat debate ,Head ref judging depth
Posted By: Kevin D Stewart
Date: Friday, 12 May 2006, at 10:28 a.m.
I cannot see the head ref calling depth if it's anywhere close to parallel. here's why, (the rules states)
POWERLIFTS AND RULES OF PERFORMANCE
3. Upon receiving the Chief Referee’s signal the lifter must bend the knees and lower the
body until the top surface of the legs at the hip joint is lower than the top of the knees.
Causes for disqualification of a Squat :
5. Failure to bend the knees and lower the body until the top surface
of the legs at the hip joint are lower than the top of the knees.
What the common sense rule states, is that some lifters have huge quads,fat bellies,elbows being forward, back spotters hands on the desent ect... IMO those things block any view of the hip joint from the front.
If the squat is mile high ,then yes it can be done.
Oh, HIP joint, ask anyone to touch their hip joint ,they will place their hands on the side of their body above the quad,just in front of their glute.
This is what the side judge see's when judging by rule.
There's no way the head judge can see this HIP joint positioning.
Just my opinion
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