Why don't alot of Power Lifters looks so Broly??

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  1. Girder_Shade

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    You know, the ones you see lifting huuuge amounts of weight at the Olympics or special events.

    They look big and kinda fat but not overly muscular.
    Why is that?

    I thought muscles = strength.
    Or are they very muscular but they need big size too as an advantage?
     
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    They've got lots of muscle, its just not showing cos they don't bother cutting. There doing it for effect, not for look.
     
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    Holy crap some of those guys are tiny!
    How is it they can lift so much yet not grow huge muscles?
    Something to do rather with muscle density or something?
     
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    wtf are you talking about?

    the 62class leo maosheng is ripped as a motherfucker, hes just a midget
     
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    C4 OT OG Aussie #1

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    i read that it is not uncommon for the chinese lifters to be able to overhead squat more than they can front squat.. or something like that :eek3:
     
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    So how come sometimes a more bigger and more muscular guy cannot match the strength of a smaller person? :eek3:

    I want to get bigger just as much as I want to get stronger.
    So what would be something to avoid here?
     
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    Muscle density?

    Some type of training increases strength most, and another type of training increases size I guess :dunno:
     
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    Anybody know if this is true?
    Also what training would work on size?
    Cause right now I'm just a tiny asian who wants to be the next John Cena! :x: :hsd:
     
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    in terms of olympic and power lifting the bigger guys can almost always beat the smaller divisions..
     
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    Mod's must be sleeping still :mamoru:
     
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    you have obviously never been to one of these events... These guys are FUCKING HUGE pictures don't do them justice.
    Also most of them are fully clothed or in gear.
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    And part of strength is neural.
     
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    The Chinese pictures were amazing.......A lot of muscle density......
     
  17. Skeletor

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    try standing next to a PLer.... your opinion will totally change



    anybody can tell when they're up close if a guy is a fatty or a broly fatty, and PLers are broly fatties
     
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    werd!
    I look like a twig next to chad aiches...
     
  19. Skeletor

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    serios.... I'll be in home in the mirror like "well if i cut some fat maybe i'd look ok :hsugh:" then i go to the gym and I'm next to even just a medium-size guy and I look like a bitch :o
     
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    werd, you will get there!
     
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    :rofl:

     
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    overhead squat starting at the bottom on pins or blocks
     
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    Depends on if ur talking about Powerlifters vs Olympic lifters. As far as the smaller olypic lifters, there is alot of skill/technique involved. Also may have that whole nervous system training thing going on.

    (i dont really know what i'm talking about)
     
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    Most of the pl'ers I know may have a higher bf% but at the same time carry huge amounts of muscle mass. At the same time i know many lean pl'ers. In the end weight = leverage and strength.. its not a direct corralation but it sure helps to be bigger.
     
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