Thursday, December 20, 2012
To some people, powerlifting and bodybuilding sound the same. Although they have a few similarities, they are actually quite different.
Bodybuilding is also competitive, but it is based on aesthetics. Rather than trying to showcase strength, participants are judged on muscle symmetry and definition. The goal is to appear muscular, leaner, larger, and more defined. The proper diet and appropriate exercises help achieve this. Bodybuilders have a decreased caloric intake with a diet that is meant to burn more fat.
While some people might think that you can’t combine the two training styles, it is possible. This is sometimes referred to as powerbuilding. It focuses on heavy compound movements and weight progression. It follows a healthy diet, but it is not as restrictive as the one that bodybuilders use. By combining powerlifting and bodybuilding, one can maintain a more balanced physique of lean muscle and power.