[quote]Professor X wrote:
I don’t know where this idea came from BB are really strong, but when compared with Strongman competitors and Olympic Lifters then BBs don’t quite measure up.
I think Waterbury discussed this in one of his articles, or maybe the Critic did I can’t remember… But I recalled that a lot had to do with BB training for looks by only using split training (some adding juice), without doing any compound and/or high-intensity/cardio training. Therefore leaving a really strong looking body, but with a conditioning and lifting ability not to par with what the body looks.
What bodybuilders do you know of who don’t squat? What do you think “split training” means?[/quote]
OK, I guess I need to elaborate a bit more:
1-Bodybuilders are NOT weak.
2-Bodybuilders train to build Mass and Definition. Thats their Goal, thats what their sport (?) measures.
3-Now, when a BodyBuilder tries to compete on Olympic Lifts he/she will be crushed in his/her weight category because… a BB doesn’t train to LIFT HEAVY STUFF.
4-The same thing will happen to a BB who tries to compete in Strongman competitions.
5- Thats why I say that the BB doesn’t measure up with the O-Lifter and/or Strongman competitor.
6- Also a Bodybuilder does little or no cardio or high intensity to increase stamina. Why? Thats not what his sport calls for. (I should say, picking up a heavy weight and putting it over your head, again, and again, will work ur cardio too)
Now IF a BB wants to compete in O-lifting or strongman, then he/she will need to change his/her training significantly.
now to answer Professor X questions:
-They all do actually, but of the few BB I personally know non do Overhead Squats. U may know some BB who do…
-Yep… Is when u jump up in the air and land on ur butt with one leg in front and the other one in the back. Like the Dallas Cheerleaders
…sike! bad joke