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drew
11-01-2005, 05:03 PM
Love it...

#1. Bald is in style.
#2. Bloody eyes are disgustingly cool.
#3. It's OK to eat everything in sight.
#4. Nobody F's with you.
#5. The PRs baby!
#6. You get to see the stars whenever you max out.
#7. It's OK to tell a girl to push her ass back when teaching her to squat.
#8. You get to use all the plates in the gym.
#9. You make the curljockey in the next rack look like even more of a fool.
#10. Chicks dig big weights.


Hate it...

#1. Walking up the stairs used to be so much easier.
#2. I'm running out of un-ripped boxers.
#3. You can't squat every day.
#4. People always ask you to open jars and carry boxes.
#5. No matter how many ice paks I buy, I always run out.
#6. Bloody noses stain my beard. (Wait, that's cool).

OK, I could only come up with 6.

Sidior
11-01-2005, 08:08 PM
haha great post man

dw06wu
11-01-2005, 08:10 PM
Love it...

#1. Bald is in style.
#2. Bloody eyes are disgustingly cool.
#3. It's OK to eat everything in sight.
#4. Nobody F's with you.
#5. The PRs baby!
#6. You get to see the stars whenever you max out.
#7. It's OK to tell a girl to push her ass back when teaching her to squat.
#8. You get to use all the plates in the gym.
#9. You make the curljockey in the next rack look like even more of a fool.
#10. Chicks dig big weights.

Great list. I especially like 3, 4, 5, 7




Hate it...

#2. I'm running out of un-ripped boxers.
dude...most people have no idea. I was ripping like two pairs a week and had to drop like 50 bucks on new ones.

SW
11-01-2005, 08:11 PM
Haha not much substance in the negatives, but I guess that's why we do it man.

Postives
#1. Sense of fulfillment
#2. Becoming mighty
#3. Showing people your power

Negatives
#1. Injuries can be severe
#2. If you can't immediately master something physical, jelous types will ask you "i thought you were a powerlifter?"
#3. I eat everything in sight

HighExpectation
11-01-2005, 08:22 PM
You get to use all the plates in the gym! LOVE and HATE relation. Love the fact that you can use all the plates...but after a PR and seeing stars...I hate unracking...lolz

JustinASU
11-03-2005, 10:22 AM
It's called boxer briefs. Use them. They don't rip so easy.

diesel_dan
11-03-2005, 10:38 AM
It's called boxer briefs. Use them. They don't rip so easy.

Boxers are more looser than boxer briefs, so how do they not rip as easy? I would think that since boxer briefs are more tighter they would rip easier.

Anthony
11-03-2005, 10:44 AM
Different material - they stretch more.

diesel_dan
11-03-2005, 10:48 AM
Ah ok, thanks for clarfying that anthony.

ElPietro
11-03-2005, 11:10 AM
Yeah only n00bs squat in boxers!!! :p

JustinASU
11-03-2005, 11:49 AM
Totally.

Canadian Crippler
11-03-2005, 02:18 PM
Weird #1 - I tore my boxer-briefs doing squats on Saturday
Weird #2 - They tore up at the hip, rather than down my arse.

Time to look into a new brand of boxer-briefs?

MixmasterNash
11-03-2005, 03:18 PM
You guys wear underwear?

russ
11-03-2005, 03:57 PM
under...wear?...

where do the bloody eyes and noses come from?

tholian8
11-03-2005, 04:06 PM
Busting blood vessels when you go for a big lift.

drew
11-03-2005, 06:38 PM
under...wear?...

where do the bloody eyes and noses come from?
If you have to ask, you're not lifting heavy enough :D

Wierz
11-04-2005, 07:35 AM
under...wear?...

where do the bloody eyes and noses come from?

b3cuz 0mgz0rz t3h g34r g/v3z u t3h bL00dy n0s3z n 3y3z!!!!1

SW
11-23-2005, 06:27 PM
^ Wow man, anybody that can leet speak that **** has talent. I consider myself well versed in words, yet I cannot cluster**** them nearly to the degree you have. Props. :)

Adam
11-23-2005, 06:39 PM
because ??????? the gear gives you the bloody nose and eyes

wow. im suprised i got that much
lol

Shark
11-23-2005, 08:48 PM
b3cuz 0mgz0rz t3h g34r g/v3z u t3h bL00dy n0s3z n 3y3z!!!!1
Because oh my godzorz the gear gives you the bloody noses and eyes!

Alex.V
11-23-2005, 10:29 PM
What really sucks is when you CAN'T open a jar.

At least, not at first.

Then you feel really, really, really stupid. And people really laugh at you.

LoneJeeper
11-30-2005, 07:19 PM
i have *never* had or seen that happen. I call urban myth. :D

lj

hardgainer169
12-01-2005, 08:08 AM
guys, whats the biggest difference between you powerlifters and the rest of us weight lifters?

Guido
12-02-2005, 04:12 PM
Dude. If you have to ask, then you'll never know.

SW
12-02-2005, 04:27 PM
I've done some bbing style stuff and now I'm a pl'er. For me, the difference is this primal, unstoppable feeling I get when I get ahold of the bar for a max attempt that I've never done before. It's like pcp coursing through your veins at a thousand miles an hour.
It's living man, living.

It's seeing the bar bend under the weight that rests in your hands or on your shoulders. Knowing that a small percentage of the human race is as strong as you.

I powerlift because of an insatiable appetite for power.

Nongan
12-02-2005, 04:33 PM
I've done some bbing style stuff and now I'm a pl'er. For me, the difference is this primal, unstoppable feeling I get when I get ahold of the bar for a max attempt that I've never done before. It's like pcp coursing through your veins at a thousand miles an hour.
It's living man, living.

It's seeing the bar bend under the weight that rests in your hands or on your shoulders. Knowing that a small percentage of the human race is as strong as you.

I powerlift because of an insatiable appetite for power.

lol, this post makes me wanna go try a rep max on bench right now.

khari
12-02-2005, 09:50 PM
guys, whats the biggest difference between you powerlifters and the rest of us weight lifters?

Unless you perform the snatch and C+J competitively, you're not a weightlifter either. :windup:

MixmasterNash
12-02-2005, 10:24 PM
guys, whats the biggest difference between you powerlifters and the rest of us weight lifters?

Asses. We have much bigger asses. And the ladies love them.

Gutz981
12-03-2005, 07:21 AM
I've done some bbing style stuff and now I'm a pl'er. For me, the difference is this primal, unstoppable feeling I get when I get ahold of the bar for a max attempt that I've never done before. It's like pcp coursing through your veins at a thousand miles an hour.
It's living man, living.

It's seeing the bar bend under the weight that rests in your hands or on your shoulders. Knowing that a small percentage of the human race is as strong as you.

I powerlift because of an insatiable appetite for power.

Well said sir. Brought a tear to my eye and blood to my legs Imma go squat.

SW
12-03-2005, 07:43 AM
Another Love- Your back gets much straighter and your posture improves. I've only noticed this since pling.

Another Hate- I used to hate getting up at 5:30am every day to go in early and lift, but now it's a thing that I've learned to love.

the doc
12-03-2005, 08:09 AM
guys, whats the biggest difference between you powerlifters and the rest of us weight lifters?
the most obvious difference is in the methods of training. Powerlifters will seek to develop and maximize neural motor unit recruitment wheras BBers will train such that they maximize the hypertrophy of a particular muscle

Sensei
12-03-2005, 12:46 PM
guys, whats the biggest difference between you powerlifters and the rest of us weight lifters?PLers train for numbers. The rest train for "health", or "fitness", or to "shape-up", or "get ripped", or to "get hyooooge", or to look better in a nut-holster...

Optimum08
12-04-2005, 05:31 PM
Asses. We have much bigger asses. And the ladies love them.

true statement...ladies love the ghetto booty...