"Fat" guys powerlifting
- 12-11-2012, 05:38 PM
"Fat" guys powerlifting
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?
- 12-11-2012, 05:49 PM
Their goal is not bodybuilding or physique aesthetics but rather powerlifting. Physics!
As a matter of fact many huge bodybuilders are previous powerlifters as it put great amounts of muscle mass on their bodies.
It's their goals and not yours so why should they care what you think? For that matter why do you care?
12-11-2012, 05:55 PM
That's a good question, I wish I knew why it bothered me. At first it didn't, but I think what has attracted my negative outlook towards them is they are not using proper form while benchpressing (using a wood block on their chest so the bar barely comes down) and they shout and scream while doing one rep. I don't know why that irks me greatly, but it has begun to.
12-11-2012, 05:56 PM
12-11-2012, 05:59 PM
12-11-2012, 06:09 PM
You have much to learn about powerlifting, OP. BTW, cardiovascularly speaking, most PL'ers are going to be in better shape than BB'ers. Conditioning is a staple in PL'ing routines, but not BB'ing.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
12-11-2012, 06:11 PM
12-11-2012, 06:26 PM
I agree with everyone except moron and OP. If it bothers you then there is a reason for it and it has everything to do with YOU not them. Also why are you judging other men's physiques? Kind of weird for a man to be doing unless you're gay. If you're gay that's fine also I just don't know any straight men who do that
12-11-2012, 06:28 PM
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12-11-2012, 06:41 PM
12-11-2012, 06:44 PM
There is no reason at all a "fat" guy cannot be in shape either. You average NFL lineman is well over 300lbs, with a large amount of bodyfat, yet could run rings around most people. I play basketball with a guy from work who is 5'7 and 290lbs...he keep right up with me as far as conditioning.
And finally, the movement with the block of wood is called a board press and is a well know technique to help with benchpressing.
12-11-2012, 06:54 PM
That's true. I respect everyone in the gym, big, small, fat, skinny, buff.Originally Posted by boogyman
12-11-2012, 07:38 PM
in for more joe rogan!
but listening to powerlifters talk with their muffin tops hanging over their belts does make me lol...i mean comeon lets all be real here
12-11-2012, 07:47 PM
12-12-2012, 02:52 PM
Glad the thread was properly handled
Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
12-12-2012, 03:00 PM
Lol I did some introspection to see why I'd have such a negative view in general, and realized it's really just 2 of the guys at my gym that annoy me. I don't care in general. But IMO if your body fat is over 15% you should be doing cardio just as badly as any strength training, zero exceptions
12-12-2012, 03:04 PM
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12-12-2012, 03:20 PM
Nobody cares about your stupid opinion.Originally Posted by Thomasxavier
At least have a f'ing clue about what we (PL'rs) do before you spew this nonsense.
12-12-2012, 03:22 PM
12-12-2012, 03:27 PM
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.Originally Posted by Thomasxavier
<---around 17% these days
12-12-2012, 03:29 PM
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.
12-12-2012, 03:33 PM
Whew, I was worried. Now I can eat that extra 1/2 chicken tonight.Originally Posted by Thomasxavier
12-12-2012, 04:57 PM
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