Originally Posted by thekunk07
can i ask why so many of you power lift? charley is one of only powerlifters I have seen with an enviable build. it's not functional so being strong won't make you a better or more able fighter and it's not a good path to a great physique. i am seriously curious.
I'm not going to say that these are great reasons, but here's a few that come to mind.
Firstly, the "strength is good" mantra is an easy way to get introduced to the weight room, especially for guys that have not been introduced to weights in high school or college (ie - guys who have never considered themselves athletic). A strength mantra is easier to swallow than "I do this for looks".
Followed by... fewer movements than bb, which allow you to obsess over details of the lifts rather than the details of your biceps. It's also more home gym friendly. I do ~10 movements which includes the big 4, although I do 10x10 in 30 minute things these days.
However, what do you really mean by powerlift? Most people here do the big four and accessory movements. Is that really bb or pl?
Besides, I think your premise is wrong. You think that if everyone just started bb'ing that the physiques would start blowing up outta this thread? Everyone would generally look the same as they do today.