Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty
not present: curls, lat raises, flyes, extra upper body training volume generally.
Doesn't make a huge difference in training sure but makes a big difference in how you look.
which makes this part make no sense:
By all means lift for strength but this neckbeard of mentality is "i train PL so all my training is about strength also look better than people who train for bb and also people who train bb are narcissists afraid to lift heavy or do real work" reeks of insecure-internet-nerdery, especially because most of them look like shit with guts and stick arms or fatceps (this phenom seen very often on /fit/ and r/fitness)
I do curls and lat raises regularly and flyes 2x a week. My volume for upper is a little bit higher than for my lower body, and that volume is high with almost 80 working sets per week for pressing muscles and the upper back. You don't seem to know much about how I train despite being so offense towards me.
All my training is not about strength. If I've come accross like thats its not representative of how I train. Of course its mostly focused on building strength, since my ultimate goal is a higher 1RM, but my coach has the philosophy that the strength of less developed lifters like myself, are mostly hindered by their lack of muscle mass. Thus my training now is mostly about building work capacity through high volume so I can tolerate even higher volume and intensity and hypertrophy to get bigger and stringer muscles = higher total.
I have no hate towards bodybuilding training at all. If you saw my full training program you'd prob say it pretty BB-esque. I just prefer how you compete in PL to BB.
And what I meant about the distinction is unnecessary is that most BBers work with the powerlifts and most PLers utilize BB training in specific training phases. I fully agree that exclusively doing the powerlifts won't lead to the best results, or at least it seems ao from anecdotal evidence and from what I've read by some of the greatest PL coaches like Sheiko.