05-09-2012, 07:04 AM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: St. Johns, FL
Training Exp: 15
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Squat
Originally Posted by Chillen
I personally Like to watch the All-around strength sort of events, and tailor my own workouts (to a degree around this premise).
Please no one take offense to what I am about to post. This is not my intent.
For example: a powerlifter might be able to bench press 600 lbs at a body weight of 280 lbs, but maybe he can only do 4 pull ups, and couldn't run a block to save his soul. At the end of that block, all that strength means NOTHING. Because he can not breath, and is basically useless. (This assumes no cardiovascular conditioning)
A 175-180 lb guy (for example) can only bench 315, but he can bust out about 30 pull ups, run 2 miles rather effortlessly. And, at the end of those two miles, his relative strength is still there and can still use it.
So let me ask you, who is really stronger? Better yet, which person’s strength would you wish to have? Sorry, but I’d rather be the smaller guy, but this is just me.
This is just Personal preference. I support all personal goals. What ever they may be.
Even on the verge of death a 600lb bencher should still be able to do 315 for 10+ reps
Also what in the world is chasing him to make him run haha
Last edited by J_Byrd; 05-09-2012 at 07:08 AM.