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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBulknCut View Post
    Does this mean that Powerlifters are not as healthy as BB's?
    At the elite level, its pretty safe to assume the average TOP BB'er is less healthy than elite PLers due to the drug use...but of course there are unhealthy and healthy people on both sides generally speaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBulknCut View Post
    Does this mean that Powerlifters are not as healthy as BB's?
    Neither really have health as a goal.

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    have you ever dieted for a contest?!

    damn!


    never again.....


    that and it's way more fun to be strong as an ox than worry if my glute striations will be visible.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by seK View Post
    You can't generalize.

    There are unhealthy and healthy Powerlifters just as there are both unhealthy and healthy BB's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seK View Post
    You can't generalize.

    There are unhealthy and healthy Powerlifters just as there are both unhealthy and healthy BB's.

    I see your point I guess I was thinking about how BB look compared to Powerlifters and I guess by looks you would say that they BB's are more healthy but there are things they take to consider I guess.

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    I like both, only I don't compete for either, so I sorta just do a hybrid way of training. I keep myself relatively lean year round, but I'm not too strict on my diet. I keep the fat off by doing MMA and Jiu-jitsu. I don't really have a 6-pack, but I'm close. I look pretty good though. I don't plan to ever cut down to single digit bf though since I don't plan to compete.

    I also like to get at strong as I can for my size, but strong to me at this particular point in my training career (if you want to call it that) is to be able to lift a lot of weight for a lot of reps...like a personal goal of mine for the next year or so is to be able to full squat 315 x 20. I love hitting new PR's and getting stronger. I do understand that if I gained 40 lbs. or so that I could be much stronger, but I don't really have any desire to put up HUGE numbers at the moment since I don't compete, nor plan to.

    So I just keep on lifting and lifting...and getting stronger and stronger, slowly but surely....also simultaneously changing my body composition year by year by year.

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    ...need I explain?
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    I don't have the willpower to diet to a low enough bf% to be successful in BB. PLing training is much harder in the gym but being a BB is significantly tougher outside the gym.
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    I just wanted to thank everyone for their replies to this thread. It really answered alot of questions I had about this aspect of weightlifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazerboy View Post
    Bodybuilders wanna look strong, I'd rather be strong.
    Well Said!!!!

    One more word: DIET.

    I have a pretty good diet and maintain my weight so I stay in the 165 lb. weight class but I still have cheat meals and even days sometimes and can lose weight when I need to. I do like it when I look better but being stronger is the main objective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post


    ...need I explain?
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