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    Extremes in anything as a bad thing. I've seen too many strong assed big guys to make me believe that with hard work and proper training you can't be a sight to behold and have a life expectancy that doesn't include a colostamy bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    lol, no. it ain't worth arguing. how about this disclaimer: based on my observations.

    is that your quote or author's?

    sorry just got done reading his book about anabolics.... very interesting idea's....

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    i haven't read anything by him, so i can't comment. i've heard 'things' though.
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    ...i've heard 'things' though.
    Whatever you heard it was because I was out of a job and needed the money. How did you hear about that anyways...I thought no one else was around excpet the clown and those bagpipes*shivers* I'll never forget those bagpipes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    on MMI? there's a fair share of 'hefties' there as well but most have come to terms with hoping to live past 40 and have dropped down to the 308 class. i refuse to exceed 275 ever again.
    Just curious Beelze, weren't you like 290lbs at one point? Do you not want to surpass 275 again because of the bf % you had at that weight, or it was just too rough on your joints / back, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
    I wonder if there's a reason for the extra fat in power lifters
    because the big guys like to eat and not eat clean, plus they hate cardio. you dont see too many superheavy weights eating chicken and rice w/ broccli, it's more like a meat lovers pizza hut deep dish
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    hold up, let's solve something here first. theragingbull, are you the same as from MMI? i'm suspecting not.
    come on beelze, you should know better, 6'5 265 at 10%bf??? does that sound like the ragingbull we know?

    plus where's the stay strong at the end
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    I was just making sure that there wasn't some actual benefit. Wonder if there is an optimal % though. Like 12, 15,20...10? To power lifting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
    I was just making sure that there wasn't some actual benefit. Wonder if there is an optimal % though. Like 12, 15,20...10? To power lifting?
    powerlifters dont count bf%

    and i'm not just sounding like an ass here, ask any big time lifter and they will look at you like you're crazy. the only thing they worry about weight wise is what weight class they are going to compete in. most train ~15lbs above their weight class then cut down right around meet time. then carb up the day of the meet and go right back to where they were. plus normally with each weight class everyone is right around the same height. the higher the weight class the taller the guys get. just how it works.
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    Well, being new to the game i'd figure asking is better than assuming something is a way for a certain reason.
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    I guess I'm out of the loop, but when did Chuck make the jump to the 308s? He was a 220 or low 242er last time I saw (Of course, in the realm of following powerlifting, you could say I've been living under a rock for while. So bear with me. )
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    bigcasino, 296lbs was my highest and it was very uncomfortable. walking was a chore, lower back was always tight, constantly out of breath and sweating, etc. and i didn't see any benefit from it. i'm stronger now and leaner, so **** it.

    guy, lol. true, but there was too much in common. same handle from the same state in the same sport........if he had said he was one and the same i would have jumped all over it
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    There's a lifter named Tim Harold that is just a disgusting human being, exactly what the thread starter was referring to, he has some videos on irongame and an interview on there
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    It's the motion in the ocean fellas, plus it's how pretty the boat is.

    you don't need to be sloppy fat to be strong.. as many of the PLers that Guy posted pictures of at the beginning of the thread proves... first dude is a beast and is packing some lean muscle.

    I'm not really in my realm talking about PLing, but I do agree with what the majority are saying.. I just clicked on the link because I saw BF in the title, and that guy that organized cuddle parties, Jayhawkk, started it.. so I thought it would be spicy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
    Well, being new to the game i'd figure asking is better than assuming something is a way for a certain reason.
    ya never learn if ya never ask
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    I find it interesting to see the level of cardiovascular ability by the guys doing strongman comps. Some of those guys are pretty fat, but I would consider that given their level of cardiovascular performance, they should be OK health-wise. They are humongously strong too. Them extra-fatties you only see in PL'ing. I'm not very educated on PL'ing but I would venture to say the strongmen are pretty close in strength to powerlifters in general terms. And of course that's an apples-to-oranges thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
    I'm trying to figure out if there's a benefit to having a very high BF % in power lifting or if it's just easier for the big guys to get into that area of lifting?

    I notice some pretty obese people power lifting and so much time and effort is put into lifting technique and proper lifting gear and wrapping joints etc, to maximize safety and minimize injury. But heavy lifting while supplemented(seems most take some form of PH or equivalent),and with a BF% that already puts you at a super high risk for all kinds of complications from back to heart. Why isn't there more people saying lose the excess fat and then bulk up a bit cleaner so to stay healthy?

    Is it because we don't like calling people out or is there an actual benefit where with the increased strength and muscle makes the increased fat a much lesser health risk?
    The optimum BF% for a powerlifter is between 18-22%
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    Thanks Nick..That's a pretty good number considering the size of these guys...Err you guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickW
    The optimum BF% for a powerlifter is between 18-22%
    For supers? Or everyone? Seems like the trend is towards being pretty lean from 220 on down at most meets I go to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exnihilo
    For supers? Or everyone? Seems like the trend is towards being pretty lean from 220 on down at most meets I go to.
    For everyone
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    What about for the wpo winners guy posted cuz those guys look to be at single digit level.

    Nick do you train with Westside because I think I've seen a profile for you on iron game before.
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    Nice, I just had some 10 minutes ago..

    back to the thread....

    Powerlifters are fat.

    nerdlinger out
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktw
    What about for the wpo winners guy posted cuz those guys look to be at single digit level.

    Nick do you train with Westside because I think I've seen a profile for you on iron game before.
    Its the ideal range for all lifters, lifters below that are more prone to injury than lifters in that range.

    Yes, I do train at Westside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiquitous
    Nice, I just had some 10 minutes ago..

    back to the thread....

    Powerlifters are fat.

    nerdlinger out
    Bet I'm leaner than you

    The only parts of me that are fat are my head and my schlong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exnihilo
    Bet I'm leaner than you

    The only parts of me that are fat are my head and my schlong.
    way to make me feel fat... thanks ex... I have a form of nervosa as it is.. you just made it worse... (I remember your old avy)
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    Wish I could pop my new one up here... It's up at MMI though. You all will finally see that I'm not fat, I'm just big boned
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    I'm feeling randy, I'll go check it out my man.

    actually I just saw it.. you did get a hell of a lot leaner bro.. good for you. I actually am leaner than you, but you have size on me.. what, being a PL'er and all. good job... your diet must be dialed in hard now.
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    no sh!t ex, you've definately lost a lot of bf. awesome job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiquitous
    I'm feeling randy, I'll go check it out my man.

    actually I just saw it.. you did get a hell of a lot leaner bro.. good for you. I actually am leaner than you, but you have size on me.. what, being a PL'er and all. good job... your diet must be dialed in hard now.
    Hehe. I have striations in my obliques and my lower abs are totally visible, but my arms and shoulders still look really smooth... oh well I'll get you yet nerdlinger!
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    Quote Originally Posted by exnihilo
    Wish I could pop my new one up here... It's up at MMI though. You all will finally see that I'm not fat, I'm just big boned

    Who called you fat?
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    Man ex, you weren't fat in your old avatar...Someone lied to ya man
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