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Hah!
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post

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.
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Originally Posted by db_ggmm View Post

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.
I actually don't get the powerlifting obsession either, especially since we were all drawn to styleforum based on aesthetics in the first place.
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Powerlifting/strength training allows for "progress" even though you can still look mediocre whole getting there.
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So like, you can feel superior to guys who look good while maintaining your dumpy or super thin "physique". It's no wonder it appeals to internet nerds.
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Isn't mostly "looking good" diet related?
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Also not being trex mode
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Isn't mostly "looking good" diet related?

i don't think it is.

i just don't know what reps of 4-5 in the 225 range will do for you.

i do almost everything in the 8-15 rep range and i think bb allows for a lot more obsessive behavior. when you've gotten to the points that your biggest concern is carving separation between medial and rear delta, well, thats a good place to be
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Originally Posted by speedy4500 View Post

LOL marketing. Second only to HR for complete and utter bullshit.

I was TA for a 'metrics baby course, some of the ppl there were doctoral students in marketing. these guys couldn't grasp elementary cross-sectional OLS or ANOVA etc.
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It's hard to figure why different people get tweaked over any given minutia of any hobby. I think GN is correct, too, but I didn't know how to state it concisely. I would also suggest most people are destined to look pretty normal no matter what they do, so you might as well participate in a hobby which isn't quite so appearance oriented. Most guys who lift simply do not look like they lift and there is not a lot they can do about it. That's reality.
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Most guys I know who lift that don't look like it are doing something wrong or have low t it bad diets. I look in clothes like a guy who works out but in a tank or at the beach look completely abnormal which I guess I like
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Do we even lift?
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those shoulders....gilette fusion is your friend
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When you ask a bodybuilding who's pretty big his max lifts, they always give you numbers that would equal top 10 totals right now.
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well, kai green is at my gym 2-3x a week and he is pretty fucking strong. most bodybuilders start out powerlifting so it stands to reason.
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