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Re: Child Development & Heavy Weights

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Martin Jones <[log in to unmask]>

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PHYSIO - for physiotherapists in education and practice <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 28 Mar 2001 14:21:57 +0100

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I hear what u say  - load of crap really - u r the weakest link, goodby
----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 2:41 AM
Subject: Child Development & Heavy Weights


> On 27/03/2001, Martin Jones<[log in to unmask]> writes:
>
> << The British Amateur weightlifting Association do not allow Children
under
> the age of 15 to compete in their competions -  it may be worth contacting
> them >>
>
> ***However, one of the greatest lifters of all time, Naim Suleimanov of
> Bulgaria (who later became Naim Suleymanoglu of Turkey) at a bodymass of
52kg
> was outlifting all adults at the age of 15 in world championships.  He
> recently retired after the Sydney Olympics and was invited to become one
of
> the honorary Vice Presidents of the International Olympic Weightlifting
> Federation for his great contributions to the sport.  Always a very small
> man, he was not well suited to most other sports, but, from an early age
> excelled at lifting heavy weights and all these years later he is not
> suffering from all those dreaded problems which young lifters are supposed
to
> experience.
>
> Maybe British adults simply do not like children to be superior at sport
to
> adults :)  Their whole ban is rather ludicrous, since the British Olympic
> movement allows much younger children to compete in the even more
physically
> demanding and stressful sport of gymnastics.  Were they to be consistent
and
> base their bans on biomechanical and clinical findings, they should ban
> youngsters from playing several sports before the age of 15, not only in
the
> Olympics, but also at school, and that definitely includes rugby,
wrestling,
> judo, soccer (high incidence of knee and ankle injury), track and field
and
> gymnastics.  Cricket fast bowling and tennis might also be candidates for
> banning because of the very large stresses placed upon the spine and
> shoulders.   Not that I am promoting this idea, but I am simply trying to
> emphasize the illogicality and inconsistency of the whole sorry saga.
>
> When are people going to appreciate that one does NOT have to lift heavy
> weights to impose large stresses on the human body and that basic physics
> shows that large forces (involving small loads but large accelerations)
and
> large torques (involving small loads, but long lever arms) can be produced
> without adding any load whatsoever to the body? Are Newton's Second Law
and
> the Law of Levers really so little understood by the sporting, teaching
and
> medical professions?  If so, there is something very amiss with our
> edunational system in general.
>
> Once upon a time a well-known scientist said that no person could presume
to
> call himself educated if he did not understand the implications of the
Second
> Law of Thermodynamics - well, I am going to take that even further and
state
> that no modern person can afford to call himself/herself educated if
he/she
> does not understand the implications of Newton's even simpler three laws
of
> mechanics.  Thus did not Zarathustra spake!
>
> Dr Mel C Siff
> Denver, USA
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Supertraining/
>

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