[quote]buckeye girl wrote:
One point that everyone seems to be missing here is that for a beginner/intermediate, there isn’t really a big difference between training to become a bodybuilder or powerlifter.
The OP is a (retarded) 17 year old kid. He isn’t at a point where he has to worry about special programs or whether to train like this or that. He needs to be focusing on the basic lifts that will get him strong: squat, bench, deadlift, overhead press, rows, pullups, etc. These are moves that strong people do, regardless of whether they compete as bodybuilders or powerlifters.
The fancy equipment, gimmicks, and special rep schemes that make a routine a PL routine or a BB routines all have their place, but to be successful in either you have to get bigger and stronger, bring up weaknesses, and eat a lot of healthy food. That is what the OP should be focusing on now. If he’s doing things right, he shouldn’t have any trouble being successful in either sport, with a few simple tweaks.[/quote]
But ‘strict powerlifters’ don’t do any overhead presses or back work. They also don’t do any core work or squat/dl variations.
And bodybuilders are weak. So what the hell is the good old op supposed to do? Give the guy a break. I bet none of you here are as fashionable as him.