Are bodybuilders really weak?

I've always heard that bodybuilders train for hypertrophy and show muscles and are weak compared to how they look. Is that really true? I'm struggling to believe guys built like this couldn't throw serious weight around.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's just cope anon, of course they are strong. Men in 4chn are just too bitter.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They are still far stronger than non-lifters, they're just weaker than powerlifters in their weight class

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It’s a myth
    Bodybuilders are weak when they appear on stage because they’re dehydrated and starving
    They’re not weak during the regular season

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    theyre stron, but nothing crazy. the thong to remember is they aren't as big as they look

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      We're all Manlets next to Brian Shaw, you too gay

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        there is being mogged, then there is being turned into a kindergartener like in pic

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          literally Shaq looks like a kindergartener next to big bad (nicest man on earth) Brian Shaw

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            shaq is 4 inches taller than him

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Idk what to tell you man everyone is SMALLER than Brian

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              that was before he met Brian

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        not all of us

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          If you're 6'8 I guarantee you're a fucking dyel lanklet lel

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous
            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Is this supposed to help you, he's mogging the fuck out of your fat ass and he's standing diagonal to the camera lmao

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                if you think that's remotely the same degree of mogging as the Olympia pic then you're retarded

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Brian Shaw mogs EVERYONE

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                He doesnt mog valuev.
                >taller and leaner

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I was going to say the same thing he just googled a pic of a random fat guy next to Brian but I been trying to be like a nicer person its Christmas and all

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Cope, it looks like a really big guy next to a big guy

                The other photo looks like Dorothy in Munchkinland

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Damn. What a cope.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              What's your height? You hold up pretty well next to him, makes me wonder how I'd do as a IST 6'7" guy

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                only 6'4" believe it or not

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          good morning sirs

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think Arnold bribes people to set shit up like this to embarrass them because he hates modern bodybuilding.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think Arnold bribes people to set shit up like this to embarrass them because he hates modern bodybuilding.

      even the bigass medals are designed to emphasize the fact that they are manlets

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is the 212lbs division where the guys are like 5'4".

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It depends on how they train. Most today are working 2 hours / 6 days per week, doing 4-5 sets of 15-20+ reps per movement and lifting puny weights. Dorian Yates, by contrast, was lifting 200kgx8 for rows at his peak and his strength impressed the likes of Bill Kazmaier.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Most today are working 2 hours / 6 days per week, doing 4-5 sets of 15-20+ reps per movement and lifting puny weights.
      They're doing ridiculous weights even at those reps.
      Here's Jay Cutler, who's known for training conservatively, incline benching 405 for 14 reps

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on the angle? They're weak compared to other strength athletes like powershittiers and weightmorons, they dont have the control and endurance of gymnasts or memesthenics, but they still outlift 99.9% of human population.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They usually squat less than elite powerlifters, which is still more than you will ever lift.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No. An IFBB pro owned my old gym and he recently did a youtube vid where he benches 315 x15 while having done no flat bench in ages.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No, they're not really weak. If they peaked most Olympia caliber bodybuilders would be in the elite tier of Wilks scores

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They are way less strong than someone spending a equivalent amount of time (and drugs) training for strength would be

      Doubt

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Peaking isn’t enough, they’d actually have to train in low rep ranges and build their neural drive enough to compete against elite powerlifters. They have the muscle necessary to do it, but they still have to train strength to reach 100% of their strength potential.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The other way around also holds. Why not test a 20rm instead of a 1rm and see who wins?

        Or even better a 30 or 40 rm and see lactate threshholds from these athletes.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It is physically impossible to inject yourself with a cocktail of anabolic drugs and lift weights for hours every day and not be strong. All of the talk about how you need to do the peepeepoopoo special scientific min/maxed strength routine or you might as well be blowing air into your arms like balloons is bullshit. A mildly successful bodybuilder will still rep an average gymcel's max as part of his warmup.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Given that strength is largely dependent on force production, it's physiologically impossible to have the amount of muscle that an IFBB Men's Open Pro has and not be extremely physically strong. Watch any training video with a bodybuilder who competed at the last Mr Olympia; they might not be doing conventional squats, bench or deads, but they'll be doing some variation of them, and they'll be strong as fuck on them. E.g. Iain Valliere and Hunter Labrada routinely do Romanian deadlifts with like 6-7 plates and hack squats with the whole machine filled with plates, Ramy does incline DB press with 170lbs for sets of 10, James Hollingshead squats about 800lbs etc.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get Blahapilled on bodybuilding.
    They weak, rupture-prone ligaments and tendons, b/c the gear strengthens muscle but not connective tissue, and even weakens it.
    They train for hypertrophy, not strength.
    They use copious site enhancement, including synthol, or even silicone.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >They use copious site enhancement, including synthol, or even silicone.
      Basically their muscle isn't even real:

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >They use copious site enhancement, including synthol, or even silicone.
      Basically their muscle isn't even real:

      Rich Piana is probably the best example.
      Normies thought he had massive biceps, triceps, delts, etc.
      Turns out it was just tons of silicone.
      Pro bodybuilders don't use silicone, but synthol is essentially the norm.
      They're like women getting lip injections.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Blaha literally said in one of his recent videos: "If you gave me Kai Greene, I could coach him to elite powerlifter strength in a few months".

      Leaving aside Blaha's delusions about his coaching ability, clearly even he acknowledged that an enormous amount of muscle mass is strongly correlated with strength. They might need to train the movement pattern to develop the skill needed for a squat/bench/deadlift if they haven't been routinely training it, but once that is nailed down, they will be capable of moving enormous amounts of weight.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Really? Which one?

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It’s cope, strength is at least 85% muscle size. The only time bodybuilders are weak is when they are contest conditions or just so big that it affects leverages aside from that they are strong just not world class powerlifter strong(probably like state or national).

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just use cocaine

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This guys arms look like shit, his triceps are melted dont pop, no seperation in arm muscles and arm to delt joint, just striated pecs with garbage wornout body parts

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Literally the best bodybuilders are the strongest, but not just in the big 3, just in general they are stronger in every single movement from compounds to isolations.

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