Time to put this to rest once and for all!
Whenever people decide what to get into in the weight room, they always compare the best in the buisness, and think about who they want to have traits of.
For this case, I'll use Big Gene and Ronnie. Ronnie is bigger and leaner, but gene benches more.
So the moron newbies go "OMG I wanna be a strong ass powerlifter! Way stronger than those stupid meatheads!".
They then post on every forum on the internet that "I'm a powerlifter, and we powerlifters are way stronger than you bodybuilders!!!".
All because one man is stronger than another.
That's how it started, and that is why it has continued. Every dumbass athlete in the world thinks he's the shit because he can run 5 miles. So what?
"LOL YOU COULDNT CATCH A GUY STEALING A PURSE"
I don't carry a purse. Even if I did, no one would say shit, I'm bigger and stronger than the average man, and I have no problems demonstrating so.