Originally Posted by IronManlet
There seem to be a lot of Bench + Squat powerlifters, period. I've only seen a few videos of Deadlift specialists, and they were mostly in the SHW classes or very close to that.
I wouldn't call someone whose best lift is the deadlift a deadlift specialist unless they pulled only. Most of the SHW deadlifts with over 900lb pulls all do full meets, Vlad Alhazov, Benni Magnusson, Andy Bolton, Konstantin Konstantinovs (275-308), So I am not really sure who your are referring to as a "Deadlift specialist" You make it sound like a bench specialist like Scott Mendelson, or Ryan Knelly or any of those guys who do BENCH ONLY, which is why there are called specialists.
Big deadlifts in power-lifting are making a comeback, at least raw, so I wouldn't really say that there are a lot of bench + squat powerlifters period, that only really applies to geared powerlifters because and I say this IDEALLY a geared lifter will get 200-300lbs for his Squat, 200-300lbs for his Bench, possibly more but at most 100lbs for his deadlift, and its most likely if its a briefed + suited, erector shirt pull which might not even be legal. On average its 25-50lbs from what I have observed.
@Iron Manlet, I know your young and new to a lot of this but you have to watch how you refer or phrase things, because in the wrong forums, trolls & wise posters alike will rip what you post apart if you can't get the facts dead on. I'm not calling you out or trying to punk you right now, just trying to inform you since I am also a fairly young lifter and you won't get any respect by older much more experienced lifters if you just make general conclusions and assumptions, and just give you the heads up so you can avoid trolls in the future.