"Is Powerlifting Hurting Bodybuilding?"
I think powerlifting is awesome, but it's def not for everybody, and beginner programs (I hate 5x5, should be 5x8-10) and Rippletits shame push too many people in that direction IMO who might not have gone that way had they been able to choose w/o bias. Layne Norton's latest vlog discusses this.
I think of powerlifting as a sport so the article does not really make any sense to me. It does make some sense if I change "powerlifting" to "strength training", but I still think the overall argument is flawed.
Honestly I don't think the divide between "hypertrophy training" and "strength training" is as big as many people make it out to be, at least not for natural lifters. You can get big just focusing on your strength, doing low reps and training the powerlifts more than whatever movements bodybuilders tend to do more. That's the way I've grown most anyway.
The guy who wrote the article does not seem to know how powerlifters train. I've read so many posts from bodybuilders who seem to have the same view of powerlifting training; that it only consists of squats, bench pressing and deadlifts, with low volume and no curls or accessory work. I just wonder if these people know any powerlifters and have looked at how they train? The Sheiko programs for instance has very high volume and lots of accessories and high rep work.
I'd also say that the general powerlifter has a better understanding of sound programming and progression than the general bodybuilder/guy who just wants to get big, and will thus most often make better and faster progress. But that is only based on my observations from watching the progression of new lifters at both commercial gyms and a powerlifting gym.
The takeways in the article are decent information but its absolutely nothing new. Its common sense for anyone who has been training for a while.