A pro BB could be a champion strongman or powerlifter. But he will not do it with his focus on bodybuilding. In order to do it, the bodybuilder would have to become a strongman or a powerlifter. This is what I mean. I’m not saying a BB would never be a powerlifter or strongman, they could. But they would have to change their focus.
My statement remains true. You are what you do. Bodybuilders bodybuild, strongmen compete strongmen and powerlifters lift huge weight. In order to become one of the others, you would have to change your training, your strategy and many other aspects of your life to do so. Doing this would make you a (insert new thing) instead of (insert old thing). [/quote]
Very good points made by a lot of people in this thread. I think it was in a different thread that someone said that people do this sort of mudslinging in any endeavor: they’ll make fun of an old rich guy because he’s old, a fitness model because he’s “a pussy,” a marathon runner because he’s tiny, etc.
When mediocre people see greatness, they tend to find some way to knock down the other person because they never built themselves up to be on par with them in the first place. I’ve noticed that I’ve done this in the past and am trying to get over it because it really is just idiotic bigotry.
Everyone has their strengths, and I think if you’re going to knock a specialist, you’d better be knocking him for whatever he’s specializing in, otherwise it’s just petty bullshit.
Usually if you’re good enough at what you do, the people whose respect REALLY matters will respect you for it. I say fuck what anyone else says.