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Race and Powerlifting


#1

I've been doing some thinking, and I came across something kind of weird: there are hardly any well-known black powerlifters. The only one I could name off the top of my head is Johnny Jackson.

Is this because of genetics? Are they just more genetically suited for bodybuilding? Look at all the black bodybuilders.

Phil Heath
Ronnie Coleman
Flex Wheeler
Dexter Jackson
Chris Cormier

Just to name a few. I found this kind of interesting.

CS


#2

Spar4tee= win?

I hope he sees this haha.


#3

steve goggins and rob wilkerson?


#4

Orlando Green?


#5

sup?


#6

Wilkerson was the only other one that I had heard of.

CS


#7

lamar gant anyone? tony conyers, gene bell, joe morrow. not quite powerlifter but mark felix. if you look at any vintage footage there are plenty of black powerlifters just like there are from every ethnicity worldwide. it's a small sport, you don't hear much about it unless you actively keep up on things.


#8

I saw it :slightly_smiling:


#9

Lulz.

CS


#10

James Henderson biggest raw bencher in history

*Edit Arthur Jones, Rock Lewis other big benchers. Tony conyers, Don Blue, Greg Lowe, Jim Williams


#11

John Gamble PLer & Strongman.
Anthony Clark
Gene Bell
Mike Francis
Anthony Conyers
Mark Henry
Anthony Harris
Dave Ricks
James Henderson
Walter Thomas
Cutis Leslie
Bull Stewart

Perhaps you need to do more research?


#12

x2


#13

If the strongest non-whites were powerlifting and not playing sports, powerlifting would be an entirely different thing.


#14

Isn't he also drug free? I think I saw it mentioned somewhere.


#15

THIS THREAD IS RACIST, GUYS. YOU CAN'T JUST COME OUT AND SAY THAT "THERE AREN'T THAT MANY BLACK POWERLIFTERS", WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?!?!


#16


#17

U mirin'?

CS


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#19

hmm saying black is racist...yet everyone says white..isnt that equally racist?


#20