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fixationdarknes
10-07-2004, 05:43 PM
Just curious.

Isaac Wilkins
10-07-2004, 05:47 PM
I presume it's because the weight starts from a "dead" stop. Although I certainly could be wrong.

Adam
10-07-2004, 06:02 PM
I think/thought the same reason as borris.

fixationdarknes
10-07-2004, 06:21 PM
I presume it's because the weight starts from a "dead" stop.

What do you mean by that? I'm confused.

Beebs
10-07-2004, 06:25 PM
Dead stop means no momentum. Theres no lowering portion like in the Bench or squat.

fixationdarknes
10-07-2004, 07:08 PM
Dead stop means no momentum. Theres no lowering portion like in the Bench or squat.

Oh. Yeah, that makes sense.

ElPietro
10-08-2004, 07:05 AM
Maybe because the lift makes you feel dead afterwards. Or want to be dead.

GrumpyTX
10-08-2004, 09:43 AM
I would believe it is because of what others said, it is "dead weight". A weight that is lifted up from a resting position normally on the floor or a low platform, a weight that is not in motion at the start of the exercise in which it is working the muscle group intended.

That is just my thoughts on what it means.

AllUp
10-08-2004, 10:56 AM
could be from a combination of the following maybe
dead level (flat plane/land)
and dead lift(flat heel part of a shoe)
Basically from the floor. :)

SW
10-08-2004, 11:16 AM
I'm gonna go with GRUMPYTX on this one, dead weight is where it gets it's name.

Shad
10-11-2004, 07:04 PM
mabye thats how if dead people were to get out of a grave. except in reverse? lol

mabye im thinking about this too much.

mercury
10-11-2004, 11:45 PM
It's how you would pick up a dead person (if you are so inclined).



:D

GrumpyTX
10-12-2004, 09:42 AM
It's how you would pick up a dead person (if you are so inclined).



:D


I prefer, "That is one nice dress". Works everytime. :eek:

HORNEDFROGS07
10-25-2004, 12:15 AM
I'm gonna go with GRUMPYTX on this one, dead weight is where it gets it's name.

jugheadkills
10-30-2004, 03:44 PM
"Dead Weight"

Beebs
10-30-2004, 04:43 PM
I prefer, "That is one nice dress". Works everytime. :eek:

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