Look at most PL, Strongman, OL, they're usually showing off the bad ass of the sport they're doing, not doing some emo myspace pose - that's more of a bodybuilder type person. If that's your thing then get at it, but you did post in the powerlifting forum, so we are assuming you have intentions of competing or have competed. If you have no intention of doing so, then this thread should have been in the bodybuilder forum. Post and ask questions to the people that have similar goals to you, because the answers will be much more in line with what you're looking for. The goal for us, is maximal strength. For many, this means eating more than probably necessary for the sake of being able to recover. For others it simply means staying in a weight restricted class and getting the best numbers they can. The fact is though, everyone has intentions or does actually compete. So as I said, ask your questions to those who have the same goals as yourself. Are you intending on competing?