baldy wrote:Depends on the weight class. A powerbelly (refereed to as excess soft tissue mass in olympic lifting) certainly doesn't cause any problems or limit the lifter. You very rarely see it on any lifter other than the super heavyweight 110+kg class.
Are you having a little think about getting back into lifting?
Talyn wrote:I would think that for any weight class other than the open class (eg, superheavyweight), additional fat mass would only hinder you; as in it would make you less competitive as a weightlifter or powerlifter.
From a purely non-competitve viewpoint, eg would it help you physically... I don't think it would matter either way. Maybe it would for benching, because the ROM would be much less, but it's marginal.
beforewisdom wrote:I remember, at least back in the day, that strength training involved doing heavier and fewer reps.
beforewisdom wrote:So it is probably just the subculture of eating/drinking heartily, along with it being unavoidable of gaining fat with muscle?
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