So there’s a debate going on in the BB section that claims bodybuilder’s are technically stronger than powerlifters because we use “leg drive, arch’s and tucked elbows”. Now I say WHAT THE FUCK.
"Powerlifters are obviously going to be better at putting up more weight in the three lifts that they specialize in, but the point being made is that this isn’t a very accurate measure of “strength” on whole, because powerlifters use the shortest range of motion possible, the greatest leverage possible, for only one repitition… while bodybuilders do the exact opposite. If one lifts 500lbs over a 4 inch range of motion using leg drive and tucked elbows, and the other lifts 400lbs for reps over a 9 inch range of motion, using no leg drive and their elbows flared out, who is “stronger”?
And that’s beside the fact that bodybuilders would be miles ahead of powerlifters in many many other exercises BESIDES the big three" -quote from a very wise man in the same thread I was talking about.