Have there been any long term studies on bodybuilders/powerlifters?

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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    I want to know how a bb/pl body type holds up over time and with age. On one hand you'd think years of stress on the body, especially the joints, would do a lot of harm. On the other hand you'd think they'd be better off because of larger/stronger muscle supporting them.
     
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    LOL definitely not good for either extreme. Shit, my training parnters in SM are like 40 years old and they are fucking fucked. One of them has ripped like 4 or 5 different muscle groups, always has aches, etc.

    SM is worse on your body than BB or PL joint wise, but it still applies..
     
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    Would more casual lifting (serious, but not at the level of competitive bodybuilders/powerlifters) be bad as well? I've been under the impression that exercises like squats strengthen the stability of your joints and help to prevent injury.
     
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    No. Casual lifting is great for you. Casual lifting will help your joints, health, etc.

    but competitive (high level mostly) PL/BB/SM will always take a hit from it. Anything pushed to an extreme isn't good long term.
     
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    My only question is at what point does casual become extreme?

    I know I'm nowhere near the top level of any strength sport, but I'm more than a 'ehhh, fuck it, guess i'll go throw up 135 for reps bra' type
     
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    if you have to ask whether it's extreme or not, it's not extreme!
     
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    If you lift with a puke bucket, you have your answer.
     
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    wtf do you know about extreme lifting? I've seen a man squat over 1000lbs in the gym but he didn't have a puke bucket but I'd say he is pretty extreme.
     
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    Yeah, on the elitefts youtube page Matt Kroc even says he very rarely practices those huge 40 rep squat sets. Like twice a year.
     
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    To be an elite pl or bb for a number of years, you WILL have to have AT LEAST 1 surgery to repair something.
     
  12. Marijuanair

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    Oh the flip side, sloths who never workout and let their bodies discinagrate arent going to live long happy painfree lives. In fact the fat lazy people have more aches and pains and trouble moving. Getting old sucks period but if you maintain yourself you'll live a better life.
     
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    and aside from the physical pounding the body takes at high level shit, most PL/SM/BBers are very aggressive people from the beginning, so you take the added stress of that and couple it with the beating competitive lifting takes on you and its not very good.

    I've taken a lot of effort to change my day-to-day demeanor because I used to be the type that would try to fight you at an intersection if you cut me off. That on top of being 285-300lbs is not a good thing.
     
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    in all those videos of you on youtube, you look like a jolly man.
     
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    What are you talking about bro? You are the nicest and most friendly person I have every seen even when getting cut off at the bar by some emo faggot.
     
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    When I die, I want my casket to have a V taper
     
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    :rofl: this is coming from a guy whose been complaining about his gym and refusing to go to the better ones posted here.
     
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    Take a look at Hulk Hogan, he can barely walk
     
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    u can't look at wrestlers who really get beat up flying around a ring.
     
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    I don't know, it never looked like hulk did too much in the ring. He jumped off a few cages back in the day but the rest of his stuff was just acting. I think the roids messed up his joints over 40 years
     
  24. Skeletor

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    must be the roids and not heavy leg work.... you ever looked at his legs dude? hilariously skinny in proportion to his upper body.



    regardless, Hogan > *
     
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    Yeah I guess so, back in the day his legs looked decent like he trained them at least but on the show they look skinny. Then again he is 50++


     
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