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    Do people often switch from bodybuilding to power lifting, or just start with power?

    Just curious
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    Everyone is different. I started out bodybuilding and found I much preferred adding weight and getting stronger, so that's what I did.

    A lot of people recently have started out with CrossFit and make their way to PL.

    I know a lot of older powerlifters who get into BB because it's much easier on your body and still allows them to train somewhat heavy.
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    There is no reason to "start with power" if your goal is bodybuilding - but you will gain strength and it can be used as a progress gauge (amongst other things). There is a sticky thread that addresses this confusion in Workout Programs
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    I started with bodybuilding because I am old and started before the internet. If you went to the store there would be 10 bodybuilding magazines but Powerlifting USA was only at Borders books.
    I am glad I started this way as I think BB gives you a great base. I squatted 4 plates before I ever deadlifted. I pulled 5 plates the first time I ever maxed out on deadlift.

    I think many young lifters are deadlifting at the expense of squats personally. I squatted twice a week heavy for the first 3 years of lifting with zero deadlifts. Super intense leg press twice a week too like the heroes in the body building mags.
    Now I see guys that can barely lift doing rack pulls.
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