Player Watch #17: Jasper Pittard - "Jasper IS the game"

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King Corey

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Theres a club that doesn't let their players do more than hand weights, or something like that, til they're 19-20.

Fairly certain it was Port. Dunno if they're still doing it.
I think you're thinking of North Melbourne. Except they forbid heavy lifting until 29-30.
 

Billy Not Really

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Theres a club that doesn't let their players do more than hand weights, or something like that, til they're 19-20.

Fairly certain it was Port. Dunno if they're still doing it.
That's bizarre, I've never heard of something like that. I'm sure theres a massive sports science wank answer as to why.

But imo, you really can't build tonnes of weight lifting at below 19 anyway.
 

DesertRoo

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That's bizarre, I've never heard of something like that. I'm sure theres a massive sports science wank answer as to why.

But imo, you really can't build tonnes of weight lifting at below 19 anyway.
It’s probably banning the kids doing compound exercises, squats, deadlifts, ect. Which is fair enough.

But some sports scientist has extended to bench.
 

Billy Not Really

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It’s probably banning the kids compound exercises, squats, deadlifts, ect.
But some sports scientist has extended to bench.
Ridiculous, I can understand cutting some of the compound exercises like squats and dead lifts, they're easy to get injured on without proper training and buildup.

But why cut the bench? Its the best development for your chest, and if injury/form is a concern, use a smith machine.
The starting strength pyramid of exercises is the greatest foundation of building muscle that I know of, you can't beat the proven germanic/greek classics.
 

benbanjo

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Ridiculous, I can understand cutting some of the compound exercises like squats and dead lifts, they're easy to get injured on without proper training and buildup.

But why cut the bench? Its the best development for your chest, and if injury/form is a concern, use a smith machine.
The starting strength pyramid of exercises is the greatest foundation of building muscle that I know of, you can't beat the proven germanic/greek classics.
Smith machine should be banned before anything, any machine that restrict natural movement is a perfect way to get injured when you increase the weight.
 

DesertRoo

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Ridiculous, I can understand cutting some of the compound exercises like squats and dead lifts, they're easy to get injured on without proper training and buildup.

But why cut the bench? Its the best development for your chest, and if injury/form is a concern, use a smith machine.
The starting strength pyramid of exercises is the greatest foundation of building muscle that I know of, you can't beat the proven germanic/greek classics.
You don’t have to sell me, I’d still be making them do all the compounds. As they simply work at building muscle.
 
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Billy Not Really

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Smith machine should be banned before anything, any machine that restrict natural movement is a perfect way to get injured when you increase the weight.
I'd only say smith machine because its a lighter load and requires zero oversight when using it if you're gonna go as far as ban the bench.

But yeah, its terrible overall, doesn't aid in form and engages fewer muscles that would otherwise help your bench.
 

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I have to say having another look at the replay last night all I could think of was Aaron Mullett reincarnated...
The only thing Mullett could do reasonably well is kick, i dont think thats Pittards strong point.
 

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Remember when Aaron Mullett averaged 20 touches and almost 6 rebounds a game over 20 matches and we delisted him as soon as we possibly could at the end of the season? Very flawed player and no wonder we improved without him.
 

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Remember when Aaron Mullett averaged 20 touches and almost 6 rebounds a game over 20 matches and we delisted him as soon as we possibly could at the end of the season? Very flawed player and no wonder we improved without him.
His decision making was under 12s level.
 

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He's like one of those little Showbags that come inside the big ass expensive Showbag you just bought at the Melbourne Show - i just hope it doesn't turn out to be another bag of Fizzers.

I'll reserve judgement until i see him play round 1 :p
 
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