Forums are dead. Most people will use Facebook/ Instagram where they can appeal to a larger group of people. Especially young ones where they are trying to gain a following and make some money out of it. No point appealing to a bunch of fcuking has beens on some forum. The majority of forums is basically a platform to push labs and talk shite anyway. They are hardly inspiring. I’m pretty sure there has been an increase in competitors. Any BB show I’ve attended has risen in popularity over the past few years. Don’t think it’s a lack of balls or phaggotry. 2can pulled 290kg for a set of 3 and put a video up. To me that is fcuking impressive and it doesn’t matter if he does it in his gym or at a competition he still lifted the weight. Same as Thor deadlifting 501kg. To me he is the record holder and until someone lifts 502kg+ in a competition or in the gym he will continue to be.