06-12-2005, 10:58 AM #1
powerlifter style vs. bodybuilder style
my question is y are some powerlifters that can bench 400lbs still small?i know they train differently and all but they still do pyramid and peek for the comp. So y dont they grow during the pyramid leading the comp???
06-12-2005, 11:05 AM #2
Because powerlifting is more about strength and not size/shape like bb.
06-12-2005, 11:07 AM #3
ok but y? if they're training in the rep ranges specific to hypertrophy shouldnt they grow!
06-12-2005, 03:40 PM #4Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD
06-12-2005, 03:47 PM #5
Look at all of the massive powerlifters! It's true that some can lift a lot more than their looks would lead you to think...but that is not the norm at all. A work out mixing both powerlifting and bodybuilding is what I've been doing and the results are coming along.
06-12-2005, 05:44 PM #6AR Hall of Fame
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They work on technique, form, neural recruitment, and having the bar travel the least distance possible. That is a far cry from hypertrophy and BB'ing.
06-13-2005, 08:01 PM #7New Member
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Actually, most powerlifters do not follow the kind of pyramid training you are thinking of (not the successfull one's anyway). I spent 10 years powerlifting and I rarely did over 5 reps including warm-ups and most of my training was in the 1-3 rep range which is good for strength building but not size. Also, powerlifting equipment (shirts, suits, ect...) has become such a joke that all you have to train is your lockout and technique. Very few pro's do any heavy full range benching, they train specifically for the bench shirt.
06-13-2005, 11:02 PM #8
o i c! i thought you guys used periodization for up and coming comps
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