Powerlifters should train like bodybuilders

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  1. Incredible Bulk

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    Logic of putting on fat to fill out a suit? Lol
    Why not just buy a smaller tighter suit?

    Marius Puds proved you don't need to be fat to be strong, guy was damn lean and put all the fat fuckers to shame
     
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    I thought he was 0% bf percent one year but it was so long ago I probably remember it wrong or took it up wrong being young and impressed .. I remember the commentary said he was 100% muscle .. But can u even be 0 % bodyfat..
     
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    yer in your coffin
     
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    Lol 3% is as low as people can go I think mate, might be mistaken but I think the body needs at least 3% 'essential bodyfat' to stay alive and still that's super-shredded, elite bodybuilder, near-death levels that few people have achieved

    Mariusz in his WSM prime I'd put at 8-9%. He looked great.

    As for 100% muscle mate...even if 0% bf was possible 100% muscle wouldn't be...your body's made up of other stuff like water, skin, bone, hair, organ tissues etc.
     
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    I doubt the commentator meant that comment literally lmao
     
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  6. Mike In Trenning

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    YA I'm obviously chating shit ..sorry hold my hands up
     
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  7. G-G

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    Because a custom made suit could cost you £2k and take several weeks if not months to break in?
    I'm not saying it's a good idea, I'm saying it's a reason IB. This is about guys putting up 1000kg totals. There is nothing logical about them!

    Let's take a power lifter most of us will know from bigger stronger faster. Mark bell. He would intentionally eat salt bagels in the run up to a comp with handfuls of orals in order to put on masses of water to make his equipment tighter. That transferred into big ass lifts.

    There is a growing trend now of power lifters becoming much leener. Ditto strongman. As for pudz, yes he was the exception to the rule at the time. However. He wasn't always the strongest. He was however one of the most intelligent, determined, never say die athletes ever as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    Marius won because he was the strongest, being intelligent helped in the way he approached lifts and heats but he was the strongest on the day or he wouldn't of been a long running wsm winner.... You don't get that from taking 3rd or 4ths every lift.
     
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  9. G-G

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    I said he wasn't always the strongest.
     
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    Depends how you determine strongest. At the heavier weight/more static lifts such as the arnolds he never broke top 3. Savickas dominated.

    Not to take anything away from pudz who was fcking immense and looked awesome with it!
     
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    Why didn't savakas beat Puds for all those years Puds won the WSM? Did savakas not compete?
    I agree that some are suited more to static lifts, ask them to carry or walk with a weight and they fold like a sack of shit lol
     
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    Well as i said depends how you determine strongest- wsm generally wasnt as heavy so with his athleticism combined with lots of strength pudz dominated. Arnolds were heavier so pure strength won out ie savickas. Im not close to being a font of knowledge about strongman though that's just how i see it, @G-G will have a more informed opinion.
     
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    I remember seeing Pudz pulling a truck/plane with a fucked calves, the size of his arms when gripping that rope, fuck lol
     
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    The most consistent guy over all the events is who wins WSM, that is why Jon Paul, Magnus Ver, and Sven were all great strongmen, winning each even is not always needed, as long as you are exceptional at all of them.

    As for the title of the thread, no, I totally disagree, and as I think someone said, should be the other way around.
     
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  15. G-G

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    Yes big z competed in some WSM at the same time as pudz.
    If we take 2003-2004 pudz and big z finished 1st and second every year. Although pudz was disqualified in 04 (coke) so technically big z won. However after this big z didn't compete in worlds until 2009 which he won beating pudz into second, pudz won 3 in this time though, interestingly, this was also pudz last competitive year, despite being a year younger than big z.

    However big z won Arnold's from 03 to 08, pudz competed 3 times in that era and his best result was 4th

    Worlds tended to and continues to favour the more mobile/conditioned athlete over the static beasts in all events other than the max weight events, obviously you still have to be strong!. Where the Arnold's tends to be much heavier but much less about mobility and conditioning.

    Unfortunately, it's a bit like comparing apples and oranges and depends entirely on what your definition of 'strong' is
     
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