Why does powerlifting revolve around 3 of the least productive exercises for looking good?

Why does powerlifting revolve around 3 of the least productive exercises for looking good? It's like, if you want to take powerlifting seriously, you're basically resigning to the fact that you're gonna look like shit.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    because they are the 3 exercises where you can generate the most power with the most muscle groups worked. hence powerlifting

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You generate more "power" with the Olympic lifts. Powerlifting is a misnomer.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this, barbells have the most loading capacity to make you a stronger human being. Hitting around 1/2/3/4 or even just 3/4 benefits most sports

      You generate more "power" with the Olympic lifts. Powerlifting is a misnomer.

      also this

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    vanity is for women
    utilitarianism is the goal of powerlifting

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      not really utilitarian. powerlifting is it's own thing, it's a sport

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      doing 3 main lifts instead of training a whole body and your entire musculature is utilitarianism? kek retard.
      why do strongmen BTFO every powerlifter, every time, in their own game, while being less specialized?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >why do strongmen BTFO every powerlifter, every time, in their own game
        You mean strongmen bench, squat, and deadlift more than powerlifters?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, powerfats btfo’d

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bench is very important in order to look good (all of the dudes I mire IRL all did bench, the old-school bodybuilders too). Even though you might focus on other chest exercises like DB incline or whatever, being strong on bench means being strong in these as well. Literally nothing built my chest better than repping 270 for sets of 10 on the regular bench. Though I do agree that you need other exercises as well, like incline, to change it up and improve balance.

    Deadlifts are not needed, but they are not bad for building traps and forearms. Squats are easily the best exercise for legs, only dyels will argue against that.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Correct.
      Dumbbell bench.
      Barbell bench is a meme.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Front squats are easily the best exercise for legs
      FTFY

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, because your upper back is the failure point for front squats most of the time

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Deadlifts are not needed, but they are not bad for building traps and forearms. Squats are easily the best exercise for legs, only dyels will argue against that.

      Deadlifts helped me get rid of love handles, is great for building overall strength in the body,

      All compounds are great and should be incorporated fully in all lifting routines, honestly is lame to take steroids and look like a greek god while being unable to deadlift above 1pl8

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Every powerlifting routine incorporates some form of rowing / chinning, and nobody is stopping you from accessorizing arms / shoulders.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why do bodybuilders or people in lifting that only care about aesthetics give two shits about powerlifters or what they do? Its such an insecure cope.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because the get strenght-mogged on the regular by dyels. Must hurt. Do both strength and hypertrophy and don't be a gay.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    benching will overdevelop your lower pecs which will give you bitch tits, if you focus more on OHP/Incline instead you will look good

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Correct.
      Dumbbell bench.
      Barbell bench is a meme.

      Benchlet cope

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        why the FWARK would I bench like a paraplegic when I can do this instead. you are literally obese

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          So I was right. You are retarded.

          Correct.
          Dumbbell bench.
          Barbell bench is a meme.

          Not everyone has gyno buddy

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous
        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          MIRIN
          HOES MAD
          TWUNKS MOGGED

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You like having tits like a woman? Then I can't stop you.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          A good chest balances a physique. You're just posting an extreme example to help yourself cope with a weak chest.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Sorry but greek statues didn't have huge moobs, they had square chests which are achieved by emphasising the upper pecs

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Is that Mr Ukraine?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Post body and routine

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you think squatting and deadlifting don't help your appearance you should have a nice day.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I agree, they are so shit in fact that most powerlifters (outside of the heavyweight class) look complete shit and the worlds most renowned bodybuilders do them or some variation of them.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    these are the easiest lifts, and heavier weights are more impressive.
    powershitters are attention whores. weightlifters are the actual sportsmen.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Powerlifting isn't about looking good. Its about focusing on showing power on 3 arbitrary lifts. This is like asking why baseball is about hitting a ball and running the bases

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Squats are good
    Bench is meh, damn near useless if you do the whole retarded arch thing
    DL is trash, even worse with sumo

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    they're okay starting out as a beginner for 3 months. after that, it's time to look for better exercises.
    hack squats > squats
    seated dips > bench press
    RDL > deadlift

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >seated dips > bench press
      based retard

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You sound like a retard yourself. Please cry some more, stupid little dyel cunt

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          not him but what is a seated dip even, as in those chair dips with your feet on the ground? why the fuck would that be better than bench. Post chest

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >a sport is about looking good!
    The TikTok generation, lads

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