>2024. >You STILL aren't a powerlifter. >Explain

>2024
>You STILL aren't a powerlifter
>Explain

Being strong is awesome. Why wouldn't you want to be the strongest person in any room you walk into?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i'd rather be able to look down and see my toes

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      pic related has a 2000 pound total. Im sure you will cope and say he's "too fat" but he can for sure, see his toes

    • 2 weeks ago
      Horsecawk

      Then don't eat like a moron

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Being strong is of little value if you can't fight

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I don't want to be fat
    >manlet so I'd look even more moronic

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No one cares about your strength if you're fat and 99% of self-proclaimed "powerlifters" are just lazy fat fricks who are looking for an excuse to eat junk.

    >be lean and muscular
    >people assume by default that you are strong (because it shows)

    >be a strong powerlifter
    >you look like a nonlifting fat frick

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/dC8nQu5.jpeg

      pic related has a 2000 pound total. Im sure you will cope and say he's "too fat" but he can for sure, see his toes

      I posted a not fat powerlifter and you posted a fat one. Not sure your point. not all powerlifters are fat

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >not all powerlifters are fat
        Being big and heavy gives you better leverages and caloric surplus gives you strength and energy. If you want to pursue strength goals it's just dumb to be lean.
        Even if you are fairly lean and super strong there's always a fatter and denser manlet who will wipe his swamp ass with your PRs and take the gold medal.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You know you don’t have to compete right?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Then you're not a powerlifter, just a fat frick.
            You are a powerlifter/bodybuilder/strongman only if you compete.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              And the bar for competing in powerlifting is the absolute lowest of all. It's a meme sport unless you're a top dog and even then you will never be as overall strong as a strongman because you train only using a minimal amount of patterns.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >it only counts if people stare at you while you do the same thing you do in an empty room

              wut

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's not hard to get, you can follow a powerlifting routine and don't call yourself a powerlifter. As to why someone would do that I have no idea because as several people have already explained ITT it'd be kinda pointless.
                >have enough passion to follow a routine built around a sport with a lot of rules
                >never compete in said sport

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >>have enough passion to follow a routine built around a sport with a lot of rules
                compete in said sport

                >know what your max is
                >know you arent strong enough to win or even place highly

                Whats the point? Pay money to enter a meet to have people scream at you while you post your max lifts to finish 18th out of the 50 people that entered? Why bother

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                For some people, training for an event gives them a nice target date and motivation to train their best and test their performance on that target date. There is a social aspect to sport as well, which is satisfying for some people. Even if you don't win, you can improve upon your performances over time.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Why bother
                It's a great feeling, you're missing out bro. I was never a competitive bodybuilder but I won some medals swimming and I can't describe how good it feels to see the fruit of your hard work. If you love powerlifting give competing a shot, absolutely.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why did this fat pussy have his picture taken with 365? Welcome to junior year in high school, fatass.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because strongman is the superior lifting sport

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Being ”bodybuilder” strong is already stronger than 98% of the population, and bodybuilding training is more fun

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Being a powerlifter is lime driving an F350 in the town of Bumfrick in the State of Flyover Nowhere:
    >you will NEVER use that amount of strength for 99% of your day to day life
    >but you will spend a large amount of money to keep it running
    >nobody except fat rednecks find the look attractive

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Strongmen are objectively strong, powerlifters are autists who train in 3 movements obsessively and take 20 minute rests, all of this whilst wearing gimp gear and smearing chalk all over the equipment.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You do realize that strongmen also use deadlift/squat suits and knee wraps, right?

      >Smearing chalk
      Nobody tell him about tacky, or the fact that strongman competitors also use chalk

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So because some people are fat, the entire powerlifting idea is bad? That's pretty stupid logic, especially considering most of the board are americans, most of whom are very fat. If you can't enjoy something because fat people are involved, then what do you do? Fat people are a part of almost everything. I didn't stop eating steak because fat people also eat steak. Who cares. Be a not fat powerlifter. Sounds based to me

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >too many rules
      >millions of moronic categories for the sake of inclusivity ($$$$)
      >obnoxious culture
      It's arguably even worse than crossfit

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        As for the rules, the main issue is, you guessed it, they're also moronic
        >squatting to parallel is fine
        >muh low bar
        >reddit bench arch bug was fixed last year
        >gimp suits are fine

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >cheating rom as hard as possible
    >literally 3 lifts

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because there are more bodily movements than just SBD and you're missing out at least half of them doing powerlifting (IOW, there are more muscles to build strength for other than the quads, post chains, pecs, front delts and short-head triceps). Doing powerlifting makes your strength highly specialized, and your physique very unbalanced, if not straight up ugly (congrats: you exercise to become a fat guy).
    My solution for those who don't compete but loves putting on big numbers and the minimalism is simple: Replace flat bench with incline, and add weighted pull/chin up
    As for the "sport" itself, it should be burnt and replaced with picrel. Imagine if picrel existed: Not only would its athletes absolutely dominate ye olde powerlifting's competitions (but not necessarily the other way around), they would also mog ye olde powerlifters physique-wise, thus rendering the "sport" obsolete

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why wouldn't you want to be the strongest person in any room you walk into?

    that's not my goal.
    My goal is to frick lot of girls till i turn 28 and then marry to a sweet girl
    done. i do not care about being strongest, loudest in room.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to be fat and I didn't like it.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Used to drink the PL Kool aid. Yes, I was very strong in SBD. My strength was virtually non-existent in other movements, I gassed walking up a single flight of stairs, and I couldnt squat down to grab things off the floor if I didn't have at least 200 pounds on my back to force my hips down. Physique was ugly as shit too. Men aren't supposed to have breasts. A few minor injuries made me reevaluate powerlifting and I found it sorely lacking in many places.

    As a sport, powerlifting is a complete fricking joke. Fat dorks in powered exoskeletons doing quarter reps are not impressive, no matter how much weight they are "lifting".

    I still deadlift sometimes, but bench is a fricking waste of time unless you want man breasts, and squats are just fricking stupid.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't want to look like a fat thumb

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's just an excuse to be fat isn't it?

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Horsecawk

    I squat ATG, and focus more on the OHP, but the answer is most people don't have the humility, and discipline to check their ego so that they don't hurt themselves squatting lmao1.5pl8.

    It's sad to me, because if they understood how their body worked, they'd realize it would be only a handful of months before they'd be able to do whatever novice weight they're destroying themselves on too early.

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