Poll: if you had to chose, do you lift for appearance or power

Do you lift for appearance or power

  1. New Member
    Matt6969's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  171 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    403
    Rep Power
    284
    Level
    16
    Lv. Percent
    83.58%

    Do you lift for appearance or power


    Just curious why people lifted.

  2. Professional Member
    ozarkaBRAND's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  175 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    4,278
    Rep Power
    5604
    Level
    46
    Lv. Percent
    99.29%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    For me, it's a mixture of both.
  3. Advanced Member
    manny1010's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Age
    31
    Posts
    722
    Rep Power
    882
    Level
    21
    Lv. Percent
    30.01%

    Same here, a mixture of both.
    •   
       

  4. New Member
    jamesb2525's Avatar
    Stats
    5'6"  190 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Age
    30
    Posts
    188
    Rep Power
    170
    Level
    11
    Lv. Percent
    43.27%

    I lift mainly for power but I also like the appearance part of it. The power is for throwing that sh-t faced trash talking punk across the bar. And the appearance is for the girls that I take from them punks
  5. Senior Member
    nemo's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1,649
    Rep Power
    1237
    Level
    30
    Lv. Percent
    9.4%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    It's about overall fitness for me!
    Think training's hard,. try losing!
  6. New Member
    The Batman's Avatar
    Stats
    5'6"  173 lbs.
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Age
    32
    Posts
    174
    Rep Power
    177
    Level
    11
    Lv. Percent
    23.27%

    Both, but i have trouble attaining the appearance part of it.
  7. Professional Member
    bslick69b's Avatar
    Stats
    6'3"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    3,831
    Rep Power
    2001
    Level
    44
    Lv. Percent
    32.38%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    both!
    board supporter
  8. Senior Member
    Dr Packenwood's Avatar
    Stats
    7'5"  600 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    1,257
    Rep Power
    719
    Level
    26
    Lv. Percent
    72.49%
    Achievements Posting Pro

    Both of them.
    The appearance of power and the power of appearance.
  9. Senior Member
    Nabisco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Age
    30
    Posts
    1,163
    Rep Power
    684
    Level
    26
    Lv. Percent
    26.38%
    Achievements Posting Pro

    Appearance. I'd much rather have the appearance and not be that strong, then have the strength and no appearance to show for it.

    But I'm constantly going heavier, so strength is just part of it.
  10. dpfisher
    Guest
    dpfisher's Avatar

    The power that comes with appearance I guess. People take me a lot more seriously now that I have a muscular appearance instead of just pudgy/average. I can't wait to see how people react this summer, I plan to get down to 10% bf for the first time ever. Currently at about 15% I think
  11. New Member
    badfish51581's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"   lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    259
    Rep Power
    220
    Level
    13
    Lv. Percent
    35.5%

    I don't think I can separate the two. My lifting experience came from playing football and wrestling in high-school, in which power was important. After that though, I've had no need for it other than the fact that I discovered chicks dig guys who can toss them around and literally man handle them.

    Always been able to maintain a good muscular frame, but I've struggled with body-fat my entire life. I found though, "fat and strong" is WAY better than just fat. I also found that a bigger chest, back, shoulders makes the appearance of the gut smaller. So then I started pursuing the appearance aspects of it.

    In the end, I believe size and strength go together hand in hand, and size helps my appearance, so I value both.
  12. Board Sponsor
    AE14's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    12,503
    Rep Power
    1097382
    Level
    74
    Lv. Percent
    53.49%
    Achievements Activity VeteranActivity ProActivity AuthorityPosting ProPosting Authority

    it is a mixture of the 2 for me.
    Controlled Labs Head Board Rep
    adam @ ControlledLabs.com
    CONTROLLED LABS products are produced in a GMP for Sport certified facility
  13. Board Sponsor
    Aggravated's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    2,746
    Rep Power
    1503
    Level
    37
    Lv. Percent
    51.48%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    I strive for the appearance, but I like good numbers on my major lifts as well.
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Forearm pain??? To lift or not to lift?
    By Mikegun in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-22-2010, 11:46 AM
  2. tamox Appearance
    By Jetta in forum Post Cycle Therapy
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-14-2008, 07:24 AM
  3. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-15-2007, 10:18 AM
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-10-2007, 10:58 AM
  5. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-08-2007, 01:24 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in
Log in