So I've been looking at some Dave Tate videos and articles about powerlifting style bench press and wondered what you guys thought about bodybuilding vs powerlifting style with regards to gaining mass.
Now since I am still relatively inexperienced strength gains should result in mass gains but is PL style the way to go about it?
Perhaps when doing 5x5 (or similar strength based low rep work) you should use PL style and when doing higher rep work use bodybuilding style? What about doing high rep work with PL style for a more hypertrophy approach?
(I'd like this to be more of a discussion rather than a 'help me' thread by the way)
Some stuff on bench...
12-30-2009, 05:39 PM #1
Bench Press: Bodybuilding vs Powerlifting style
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lol just found this thread in search (though did look earlier...) http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...s+powerlifting but don't feel it answers the Q's I have about things like high rep approach and mixing the two styles.
12-30-2009, 06:17 PM #4
I choose the PL style for a few reasons:
1) It allows me to accelerate the bar from a full stretch position more quickly.
2) It allows me to keep my body tighter, therefore being easier on my shoulder joint. Further this giving me a much better MM connection.
3) I can push more weight for more reps.
I used to use BB style exclusively in the past and for me PL wins hands down.
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