Powerlifters should train like bodybuilders

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  1. Fatbrah

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  2. huntingground

    huntingground Fookin Pencil Neck Competitor

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    I didn't read the article but, when I got some coaching from Dave Bulldog Beattie, he stated that PLs should train harder than BBs. He stated that PLs should do their PL training first and then train like a BBer afterwards (BB/assistance work).
     
  3. Fatbrah

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    ye sort of similar to what its getting at mate
     
  4. TheProducer

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    A lot of these articles are floating about, and I for one totally agree. I think bodybuilders or atleast those that are starting out need to build some kind of foundation of strength along with the additional volume.

    Also swings the other way as well. Powerlifter should train like a bodybuilder as well as eat like one. Dont need to be a fat fucker.

    Whats the saying....train like a strongman, eat like a bodybuilder, mobilise like a weightlifter and have the mentality of the powerlifter and the fuck like a pornstar.
     
  5. Mike In Trenning

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    I'm not either but I imagine the reason pl train the way they do is to prevent injuries that they might get doing excercises they wouldn't normally do (if that makes sense)
     
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    Some power lifters are disgustingly out of shape... Muscle lifts weight, not fat. And they don't need to be in THAT much of a caloric surplus to lift heavier weights. Just fucking lazy.
     
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    It's a good approach if you're not interested in staying in the same weight class.

    The russian plans (Shieko and smolov) are in rep ranges to not promote adaption into a higher weight class from added muscle. The neurological connections and fibre types are adapted instead.

    Whereas the Westside mantras promote a "repetition" method pushing muscle size as a means to and end where "strong is strong"

    Interesting read though
     
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    Good article

    Westside does a lot of 'bodybuilding'...

    Three methods

    Maximal effort
    Dynamic effort
    repetition method

    People hate on Westside and say it is only good for multiply elite lifters, but I know for a fact that a lot of the top GBPF/IPF guys train in a heavily WS influenced eay
     
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    You cant argue with a gym that has A LOT of world record holders/top lifters in the world. There method works. Would be amazing to have a year out to just go and train there. The amount of knowledge that you would pick up would be priceless imo.
     
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    Westside kick started some life back into deadlift,which as as raw as they come... I'll be putting some of it back into my next training cycle.

    Agree time out in ohio at westide and Elite fts would be epic
     
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    Westside have a lot of decent powerlifers now

    recently a 900lb puller, and people say Westside can't dead lift lol
     
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    This is a great hour long chat the barbell shrugged crew did with louie
     
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  13. Levstar

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    love louie

    Asked about gear use, 'well I've been on it for 36 years and it's done me no harm' lol
     
  14. Fatbrah

    Fatbrah TMuscle Fatministrator Top Contributor

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    basically quotes like this on a bb forum mean

    UP THE DOSE
     
  15. doink

    doink PhD in Bro Science

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    Im sort of trying that, it's a tought time recovering.

    On the brightside im gaining a pound a week atm and looking better and better and dare i say it, leaner!...... That's gotta be a good thing!