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Powerlifting training is similar to powerbuilding, since both styles use the big 3 lifts. For powerlifting, after you've hit your lift of the day, you hit assistance exercises, and maybe some isolations. This isn't much different to the bodybuilding part of powerbuilding, since you'll also hit exercises for similar muscles, and isolations. There's not that much difference really.
I think this guy is kind of clueless in all areas. Just look at his form on some of his lift
What’s most optimal is just to focus on the big 5 (OHP and weighted pull up) most of the time with a 4 day upper lower split and then a 5th day for extra isolation. For naturals size and strength on an individual level is highly correlated, 90% give or take depending on the rep ranges you usually use. Strength hypertrophy blocks are effective but not optimal, no matter how much progress you make with blocks you would have gained more muscle and thus more strength potential long term if you did high volume all year round. “Powerlifting” 24/7 is bad because it’s hyperspecialization on the big 3 meaning muscles important for those lifts are left underdeveloped. We can only do so much at a time but you can go through exercise blocks to bring up lacking body parts. To strength peak while also doing high volume so you aren’t wasting time you could have spent putting on more muscle you just max out once a week but on a different variation of the lift. This practice is critiqued for lack of specialization it’s a bad argument because 1 you don’t need hyperspecialization to strength peak and 2 you can’t max out weekly with the same variation anyway. Traditional peaking hardly has you doing 1 rep max, the 1 rep max is what gets you as strong as possible not 5s and 3s
Wouldn’t a good middle ground just be strength training? Like bodybuilding but medium rep range like 6-8 so ur getting stronger and have the main lifts and put accessories in where needed for the looks
what part of back muscle the way he row?
Even if it's not for competition, having a goal and a time frame can help focus your training instead of being aimless. "Here's what I want. Ok here's what I'll do to get there." Instead of just saying "I'm gonna get uhh bigger...uhh. Eventually..." Hell it can be whatever you want, "I want to bulk AND cut my 3 mile to sub 18." Etc.
Tbh unless you compete, there's nothing wrong with a hybrid approach....and as a natural lifter, I think it's the way to go.
What is the point of powerbuilding? Powerlifting is powerbuilding. One of the best ways to get stronger is to get bigger past a certain point. Thats still powerlifting. Powerlifters bulk too. So i never understood the term powerbuilding. Seems like people just call doing 5-8 rep sets powerbuilding.
Maybe I can see the argument for focusing on big three but also doing accessories specifically for physique reasons. But that is the only definition of powerbuilding that makes sense. On top of that, most people just call this.. “LIFTING WEIGHTS.” Most people in the gym care about their squat, bench, and sometimes deadlift, even people who care more about bodybuilding.
Powerbuilding is fine. You'll just build on both forms of lifting at a less efficient manner. You'll make gains slowly in terms of the 2 types (Rates may vary for everyone) but if you want something new with out focusing on either or you're not a competition minded person then Powerbuilding is fine it isn't as conflicting as some may claim
I’ve had this question in my mind for so long
Hope he keeps that energy when it comes to bulking and cutting. Because if you rightly think you should specialise, you should also continue your line of thinking away from the ‘lean-bulk’ culture of shithouses lol
Though I don’t particularly like the music you used in this video. I’m glad to see someone use something different for music instead of the generic TikTok crap
As someone who was struggling to pick between progressive calisthenics and bodybuilding style i can say that putting priority more on one does bring excitement cause you get to see results way faster as opposed mixing the two hoping to get better at both simultaneously
Normally this guy hits the nail on the head but in this case I think he's a bit off the mark. Some of the best coaches and athletes in the world use and promote a powerbuilding style across a few different sports. You need to grow in size to turn that tissue granular and strong so if you can build mass and you need strength to overload a muscle properly. It's not the best way to fly up in either but it's a good way of doing both
I just lift heavy shit lol
Train like a football player specifically a wide receiver, tight end, or running back. See Shannon Sharpe, Terrell Owens, DK Metcalf
Eh there's very little conflict tbh imo. Let's go through each part of powerlifting. (Also this goes by the idea that optimised hypertrophy comes through a combination of high volume, high intensity and some squeeze based and stretched based movements and the fact that you want high volume up until you are peaking for powerlifting )
Squat/deadlift and lower body development: low bar squats and stiff legged deadlifts as your meat and potatoes, back extensions for a squeeze based posterior chain movement which has low recovery needs, single leg leg leg press for dealing with imbalances, building adductors and glutes which transfers to S/D and focuses on the squeeze element of hypertrophy and finally front squats as a good combination of the both and as your secondary squat variation as it massively builds the deadlift and is also good for your quad hypertrophy.
Bench and upper body: bench press for meat and potatoes once a week, Larsen press or close grip bench press for your secondary bench day, weighted pushups for a great squeeze/stretch combination movement with carry over to bench. Light Overhead press for carry over to bench, easy recovery and builds upper back well along with shoulders. Then lots of rows instead of lat pulldowns for bench carry over with one vertical pull per week maybe with grip focus depending on goals.
All you need to do is make every movement have some carry over to SBD and make sure to focus on the squeeze and stretch while choosing less taxing movements as your secondary and tertiary movements.
If powerlifters programmed bodybuilding blocks throughout several months of the year, they would have a higher ceiling