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Questions about locked knees and squats
Posted By: Bill Schmidt
Date: Monday, 15 May 2006, at 8:25 a.m.
I have apparently developed a problem with straightening my legs after the squat to the satisfaction of the judges. FYI, I bombed at the Masters after getting redlighted by both side judges on all 3 squats for not locking the knees during the Saturday afternoon session. Obviously, I cannot see what they see. But I can say that without a doubt, I had my knees LOCKED. I knew exactly why I was getting redlighted, and I had my knees at the absolute limit of their range of motion. I assume they did not look locked to both side judges. The IPF rule book clearly states the knees must be locked. It says nothing else on the topic. It does not state that the legs must be perfectly straight, and it does not state that they must look hyperextended. As far as I am concerned I satisfied the IPF rulebook, but not the side judges. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can fix this dilema? I really do not know what to do next.
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