Join Date: Jun 2007
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Bodybuilders lift for definition as much as (or more than) strength. That's why your average bodybuilder only weighs around 225lbs.
Powerlifters lift just for strength. They do low reps with high weight to overload the muscle so that it grows back bigger, and eat much more food in order to give the muscle the materials that it needs to grow bigger. That's why your average strongman weighs around 330lbs.
Not to mention that bodybuilders tend to avoid working muscles that would give them a less appealing look or odd proportions (ie - core muscles) while powerlifters concentrate on the muscles that allow them to lift greater amounts of weight.
Sorry, you're wrong.
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