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  1. Wombats Unlimited

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    If identical twins with identical genetics, diets, supplements and intensity in the gym were to work out for 5 years, one on a powerlifting routine (Bill Starr style like christophers') and one on a good bodybuilding routine (split, work bodyparts intensely once per week), what would each look like in 5 years, what would set them apart, and who would be stronger? By how much?
     
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    One would look like a powerlifter. One would look like a bodybuilder. The powerlifter would be stronger.

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    the question is flawed because their diets would not be the same, and if they were, one of them would be making major compromises in their area of focus. The differences in optimal diet between a bodybuilder and powerlifter are just as significant or more so than the differences in training.
     
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    Ya thats why I said identical diets, the only variable is the routine.
     
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    Still trying to decide on a routine? :hsugh:
     
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    DieselWeasel said that "cheat hammer curls" are very important too though. :squint:
     
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    No just trying to learn more about how each type of routine plays out in real results... I ordered that book but its not here yet.
     
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    So reading between the lines the bber will have better developed chest/bi's/shoulders, or do you think the powerlifter would be equally developed there just stronger in the back/hams/tris?
     
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    i was actually thinking more along the lines of the periods of dieting and contest prep that would be required for the body builder. the powerlifter would ordinarily never do this as it would be detrimental to strength, and the bodybuilder wouldn't be able to not do it as it would hurt his conditioning. so in order for their diets to be identical, one of the two would have to make a sacrifice.
     
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    No, you misunderstood, its bodybuilding vs. powerlifting routines, the two people aren't competitive in their respective sports.
     
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    ok, yeah i see what you meant
     
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