"Fat" guys powerlifting

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    Nobody cares about your stupid opinion.

    At least have a f'ing clue about what we (PL'rs) do before you spew this nonsense.


    I'm more wondering about what you DON'T do. Why do you need a high % of bodyfat, does it add protein automatically?


  2. Quote Originally Posted by Thomasxavier

    I'm more wondering about what you DON'T do. Why do you need a high % of bodyfat, does it add protein automatically?
    Young man, come to Detroit and I'll put you through what I do with my prowler 3 times a week. I guarantee you'll be puking in 10 minutes.

    <---around 17% these days
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    Young man, come to Detroit and I'll put you through what I do with my prowler 3 times a week. I guarantee you'll be puking in 10 minutes.

    <---around 17% these days

    17% isn't bad, I changed my opinion earlier to 20%, as I was ignorant.

    I meant no disrespect though sir, this was more directed at people in the 32% body fat range, according to the earlier picture. In all seriousness (I haven't really been very serious this entire topic), I have immense respect for power lifters. Just doing farmer walks makes me feel half dead.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Thomasxavier

    17% isn't bad
    Whew, I was worried. Now I can eat that extra 1/2 chicken tonight.

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  5. Quote Originally Posted by Thomasxavier View Post

    17% isn't bad, I changed my opinion earlier to 20%, as I was ignorant.

    I meant no disrespect though sir, this was more directed at people in the 32% body fat range, according to the earlier picture. In all seriousness (I haven't really been very serious this entire topic), I have immense respect for power lifters. Just doing farmer walks makes me feel half dead.
    These guys say go F yourself.

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  6. Quote Originally Posted by boogyman View Post
    These guys say go F yourself.

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    Is this a joke? lol

  7. Im not saying this guy is the most conditioned powerlifter ever but both of these dudes bench press over 1,000lbs. Im sure the guy, Gene, on the right could ****ing care less about his gut. If I could bench press over 1,000lbs I wouldn't give a **** either.
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    Im not saying this guy is the most conditioned powerlifter ever but both of these dudes bench press over 1,000lbs. Im sure the guy, Gene, on the right could ****ing care less about his gut. If I could bench press over 1,000lbs I wouldn't give a **** either.
    No doubt that is impressive to bench 1,000... but tell me, realistically, how much greater that would be if his bodyfat was 8%? Is walking around with all that fat a constant leg workout to him?

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Thomasxavier View Post
    No doubt that is impressive to bench 1,000... but tell me, realistically, how much greater that would be if his bodyfat was 8%? Is walking around with all that fat a constant leg workout to him?
    Most people are not going to make optimal gains in strength (or muscle, for that matter) maintaining 8% bodyfat. In my experience, the greatest gains in muscle and strength (in the average individual) occur while maintaining and BF% of around 10-15%.

    Now, there is something to be said about absolute strength at higher BF%, especially in natural athletes. Look at the best shot putters and hammer throwers, and most of them carry 25% body fat.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Thomasxavier View Post
    No doubt that is impressive to bench 1,000... but tell me, realistically, how much greater that would be if his bodyfat was 8%? Is walking around with all that fat a constant leg workout to him?
    One simple word: leverage.
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by ZiR RED View Post
    Most people are not going to make optimal gains in strength (or muscle, for that matter) maintaining 8% bodyfat. In my experience, the greatest gains in muscle and strength (in the average individual) occur while maintaining and BF% of around 10-15%.

    Now, there is something to be said about absolute strength at higher BF%, especially in natural athletes. Look at the best shot putters and hammer throwers, and most of them carry 25% body fat.

    Well, they should reach the strength achievements then get down to 10% bodyfat. That would be awesome.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by Thomasxavier View Post

    Well, they should reach the strength achievements then get down to 10% bodyfat. That would be awesome.
    Dude they have different goals than you. Get a grasp on that. A bodybuilders goal is to be sub 10% and not care about strength as much. A powerlifters goal is not asthetics, but to lift heavy ****. Food=Energy
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  13. Your profile says you smoke and drink yet you're here because strong guys doing board presses aren't physically fit. It's what they enjoy doing man.
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by Thomasxavier View Post

    Well, they should reach the strength achievements then get down to 10% bodyfat. That would be awesome.
    THEY do. Most of your bodybuilding heroes started out powerlifting. Im a bber. No doubt. But i have the utmost respect and understanding for powerlifting. They cant have abs and striations like me, but i cant bench squat or dead supranatural numbers like them. Its apples and oranges comparing them, but both require extreme discipline, dedication, and education. Im more disciplined with my diet. But i guarantee you when *insert powerlifters name here* benches he takes alot more thought into preppeing and getting ready for a set than i do. Hes more disciplined than i am in that area. You will never even have the slightest knowledge, success, or respect from your peers in either of these sports until you realize what both are about, and how both can learn from each other and should respect one another equally.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Thomasxavier
    This drives me up a wall, personally.

    At my gym, there are about 6 very large guys who are powerlifting and strength training quite hardcore, and have been for about two years now, and it boggles my mind. If your body fat is above 20% you should be doing cardio, not trying to gain more muscle, IMO. This makes no sense.

    Why do fat people powerlift and strength train? They need to be doing low weight and high reps and cardio. WTF?
    what does high rep, low weight and being "fat" have to do with each other.
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    what does high rep, low weight and being "fat" have to do with each other.

    Agreed...cardio too for that matter. Any of those "fat" linemen in that picture I posted probably have great cardio capacity than OP.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Thomasxavier View Post
    This drives me up a wall, personally.

    At my gym, there are about 6 very large guys who are powerlifting and strength training quite hardcore, and have been for about two years now, and it boggles my mind. If your body fat is above 20% you should be doing cardio, not trying to gain more muscle, IMO. This makes no sense.

    Why do fat people powerlift and strength train? They need to be doing low weight and high reps and cardio. WTF?
    This comment has been sufficiently answered so I won't go there; but in all seriousness, i've come across multiple threads that you have started with questions similar in nature in that your mind is boggled at various ways people live their lives. You also report to have or be heading to a post grad in psych, not in exercise science, kinesiology, strength & conditioning etc. So naturally there are gong to be things you do not understand but that does not make your opinion on the matter the right one.

    If you don't like it, go train at planet fitness or something and leave the PLers be.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Thomasxavier View Post
    No doubt that is impressive to bench 1,000... but tell me, realistically, how much greater that would be if his bodyfat was 8%? Is walking around with all that fat a constant leg workout to him?
    jesus h f'ing christ, no thread has pissed me off more than this one since i've been here. as jason said, you just can't make strength gains at that body fat %.

    op, how long have you been training? i'm guessing not too long. do us all a favor and post your age, weight and numbers before you cast dispersions on people that have different goals than you, if you have any.

    please, give us all the benefit of your training experience...

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    This comment has been sufficiently answered so I won't go there; but in all seriousness, i've come across multiple threads that you have started with questions similar in nature in that your mind is boggled at various ways people live their lives. You also report to have or be heading to a post grad in psych, not in exercise science, kinesiology, strength & conditioning etc. So naturally there are gong to be things you do not understand but that does not make your opinion on the matter the right one.

    If you don't like it, go train at planet fitness or something and leave the PLers be.
    you sir, have been repped...

  20. You should tell them all this instead of bitch about it on a forum..

  21. Hahaha **** man are you serious?! You should have given up after you got flamed the first time.



  22. I think this video concludes the thread nicely, if you haven't watched before, you need to. If you have, you should watch it again.

  23. Lmaoooo good **** RED
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by ZiR RED
    YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZCQFCGZELc

    I think this video concludes the thread nicely, if you haven't watched before, you need to. If you have, you should watch it again.
    Jason, you owe me a shirt. I just spit coffee all over this one!

  25. Quote Originally Posted by Thomasxavier View Post
    This drives me up a wall, personally.

    At my gym, there are about 6 very large guys who are powerlifting and strength training quite hardcore, and have been for about two years now, and it boggles my mind. If your body fat is above 20% you should be doing cardio, not trying to gain more muscle, IMO. This makes no sense.

    Why do fat people powerlift and strength train? They need to be doing low weight and high reps and cardio. WTF?
    That's why personal goals are just that...personal. trying to apply your goals to someone else is quite an ******* move, IMO (and I'm a bodybuilder)
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