Four years ago, I left bodybuilding for powerlifting (it was the dieting that got to me).
Before I started bodybuilding, I had already acquired a great deal of strength from powerlifting , so when I launched into tons of barbell curls, my biceps exploded.
I did powerlifting for strength, but that was it.
For decades, powerlifting 's three lifts - the bench press, squat and deadlift - have been considered the truest barometers of a person's overall strength, and for good reason.
Although slim-soled shoes, talcum powder on the thighs and ammonia capsules are all staples of powerlifting , they are unnecessary distractions for bodybuilders.
There is plenty of good information available online and at bookstores for anyone who wishes to get involved in powerlifting .
I am inviting everybody to come and watch or take part in weightlifting and powerlifting ,’ he said.
The sports it can be applied to include powerlifting and Olympic-style weightlifting, but what about bodybuilding?
An athlete with tremendous endurance and power, he was drawn to sports that suited his size and muscularity, including shot put and discus, powerlifting , and even bodybuilding.
All have pasts steeped in bodybuilding, powerlifting , Olympic lifting or all three, and many are competitive powerlifters still; as strongmen, the training rules are off.