Author: Stuart Gatherum

Power-lifting involves the relentless pursuit of all-out strength. In this sport, competitors pour all of their energies into moving the heaviest weight possible in a single, spleen-bursting, hernia-inducing effort. Their maximum successful poundage for the bench press, squat, and deadlift are added together to give the grand total. The highest total wins. Simple…well, apart from the spleen bit. Bodybuilding is exactly what it sounds like…the aim is to build the ‘perfect’ body as decided by contest judges on criteria such as muscle size, symmetry, proportion, and condition. Size and strength are both highly sought after byproducts of training…but so is looking good...