Where do all power sports start?

With the recognition of the simple fact that nature gives man the building material from which he builds his perfect body. You have a goal to achieve excellence and the right attitude, and the muscles will help you with everything else.
It doesn’t matter what kind of sport you choose – powerlifting, weightlifting, bodybuilding or direct extreme extreme power sports (by the way, this is a completely unique and independent sport). The main thing is that you have joined the ranks of enthusiastic, strong-willed and strong people who are striving not only to build muscle, but to harmoniously develop their body.


Powerlifting helps increase muscle strength, strengthens ligaments and joints, helps develop stamina and other useful qualities, fosters will, self-confidence. And as you know, only a strong will can lead to the achievement of goals and to higher sports results.

Are there differences between weightlifting athletes?

Weightlifters, weightlifters and bodybuilders are similar only in that they chose universal weights as a means of training – a barbell, dumbbells and various exercise machines. It is impossible to compare not only their appearance, but also indicators of their fitness, since training in each of these three sports is distinguished by its specificity.
The susceptibility of a person to different training methods is also genetically determined. Successful weightlifters have, as a rule, a longer torso compared to the length of their legs. A larger lever allows you to apply more acceleration to the bar when performing tempo movements characteristic of weightlifting.
As with weightlifters, most powerlifters have a shorter torso than legs. This gives them an edge when doing deadlifts and squats. As for bodybuilders, it is here that we observe the largest variety of forms, volumes and proportions. Among them there are athletes with a different ratio of torso and limb lengths. But the best are in perfect proportions.

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Differences in the genotypes of different representatives of power sports

A genetically gifted weightlifter is different:
• the predominance of rapidly contracting fibers in the muscle composition;
• the severity of the structure of the pelvis or shoulder girdle;
• a longer torso compared to the length of the legs;
• not pronounced tendencies in the thickness (circumference) of the joints;
• very mobile elbow and ankle joints.

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Genetically gifted bodybuilder characterizes:
• the predominance of rapidly contracting fibers;
• narrow structure of the pelvic bone;
• wide structure of the shoulder girdle;
• aesthetically pleasing proportions of body parts;
• relatively small circumferences of the joints.

Genetically gifted powerlifter features:
• the predominance of rapidly contracting fibers;
• wide pelvis structure;
• wide structure of the shoulder girdle;
• short torso compared to legs;
• not pronounced tendencies in the thickness of the joints;
• longer (compared to average) hands; for athletes evenly acting in all three movements, this trend is not characteristic.

As you can see, a common characteristic feature of the three genotypes is a high percentage of rapidly contracting muscle fibers.


Some differences are also due to the content and methodology of the training. For bodybuilders, efforts are evenly distributed over all muscle groups, and as a result of their development, the athlete’s external proportions improve. Powerlifters and weightlifters care about the development of mainly those muscle groups that ensure the achievement of high strength results. These differences are also evident in the appearance of the representatives of these three sports. Bodybuilders achieve a balanced development of all muscle groups.

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Weightlifters tend to look like representatives of any other sport related to the development of strength can look like; the exception is more powerful trapezius muscles, triceps and rectifiers of the spine, as well as more distinctly developed muscles of the upper thighs.


Powerlifters develop powerful muscles of the hips, buttocks, back, chest, frontal parts of the deltoid and triceps. As for the training methodology itself, bodybuilders are characterized by a wide variety of exercises, the number of approaches and repetitions, styles of performing movements in exercises. In other words, they use a holistic approach in the development of muscle volumes. A similar approach is acceptable for weightlifters and weightlifters only during certain periods of training cycles, since the increase in strength is less than in the “explosive” mode of exercise, when the weight of the load rarely drops below 60% below the maximum clearly possible in the approach. It is these loads that can stimulate the growth of contractile ability of the muscles necessary for manifestations of great strength.

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