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Old 04-17-2013, 02:28 AM   #11
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Rob Palmer. Good guy.

Any way any shape has a aesthetic quality. To say this has aesthetics and that hasnt is false. It is whether a shape is aesthetically pleasing to yourself. Plenty of chubby chasers out there!

Finally....who cares? Idhappily look fat skinny if I knew its put 20kg on my total lol
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:07 AM   #12
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I have to wonder why the subject even came up.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:42 AM   #13
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I'm not into this sport to please anyone ... if you don't find me aesthetically pleasing that's your problem not mine ...
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Rob Palmer. Good guy.

Any way any shape has a aesthetic quality. To say this has aesthetics and that hasnt is false. It is whether a shape is aesthetically pleasing to yourself. Plenty of chubby chasers out there!
Yep, aesthetically pleasing is an all in the eye of the beholder concept.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:10 AM   #15
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But once a powerlifters cuts, they look better than most worried about aesthetics.
There is not a heck of a lot of difference between an off-season bodybuilder and the average powerlifter. Last year at UPA nationals there were 2 competitors out of over 70 that looked like there stereotypical fat powerlifter. The rest had athletic/reasonable bodyfat percentages. They look equal with all the off-season bodybuilders I have filmed.

Once you get towards the elites levels of powerlifting you see more big boys, I won't lie, but you still see a lot of fit big guys.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:23 AM   #16
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who cares

if vanity is your sole motivation you won't get very far.

shit look at those vampire movies, I have a better physique than Rob Pattinson. I don't care tho, I lift for strength and for health.
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I love to lift heavy. It is what keeps me coming to the gym. My dad has always told me about a trend that he has seen in his lifetime and it goes something like this:
"I have never understood when perception became more important than reality. Guys would rather look strong than be strong. Girls care more about skinny than fit. People care about how much it looks like they make more than how much is in the bank. Why do people care so much about what everyone else is thinking?"

It seems like the entire world has shifted from doing things to showing off...
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:12 AM   #18
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TBH younger people have always cared about looks. I don't think we've changed all that much, even though society has.

I have noticed a trend in myself. I am aware of all these kids wanting to look trendy and cool. I never did that...
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All I have to say is, the body you see in my profile picture was created with powerlifting. Yes, I'm a little fatter now than I was in that pic (30lb heavier at the moment), but that's by choice and I still look pretty damn awesome.

As for aesthetics, well that's a personal thing. Nowadays the cool thing is to be skinny as a rail and accentuate it with underarmour compression shirts. These kids all look like freaking idiots to me, and I don't think this trend of being pathetic will last.

In the end, powerlifting is a sport. We do it for a very specific type of performance, just like sprinters, throwers and pole vaulters. Yes, the quest for performance changes how we look, but that's not the main point.
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There is not a heck of a lot of difference between an off-season bodybuilder and the average powerlifter. Last year at UPA nationals there were 2 competitors out of over 70 that looked like there stereotypical fat powerlifter. The rest had athletic/reasonable bodyfat percentages. They look equal with all the off-season bodybuilders I have filmed.

Once you get towards the elites levels of powerlifting you see more big boys, I won't lie, but you still see a lot of fit big guys.
Im not an elite, but I am a Big A Boy....lol

Who cares brah!
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