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Bodybuilding vs. Powerlifting

I was experimenting with my workouts the last couple weeks and my last chest day, i did real slow, controlled, concentrated reps. Im not trying to gain strength, I just want to build mass and look lean.  I know diet and cardio are the major factors, but from a training standpoint, is this a good training method?

-For example, I can easily do 225x12, but instead I will do sets of 5 (225) really slow and concentrate on the muscle contraction and control the weight. 

- If this helps, I workout 5 days a week.  1 body part a day (chest, legs, shoulders, back, arms) and do three exercises per body part (about 15-18 sets).
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    cpl
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    RE: Bodybuilding vs. Powerlifting 2006/04/04 20:54:05 (permalink)
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    If you're looking to build mass and look lean, forget about slow reps. Find a weight that you can do eight to ten or six to eight reps with, and use that with a normal pace- You also only need three sets per exercise or so, there's no need to be doing so many sets per muscle group.
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    RE: Bodybuilding vs. Powerlifting 2006/04/05 09:05:39 (permalink)
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    It's great to see people experimenting. This is one industry that has more people preaching what they think is best for everyone else. Experimenting cuts through all the crap and gets you to the bottom line. Just as a note, HIT utilizes a slow negative and it obviously works very well...
     
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    RE: Bodybuilding vs. Powerlifting 2006/04/05 11:16:43 (permalink)
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    Experimentation on training programs is highly encouraged (at least by me).  The Principle of Individual Differences states that not all people are the same and genetics and how your body respondes is critical to a training program.

    Some people do not respond as well for muscle growth to heavy weight and low reps, which makes some training.

    And the SAID Principle says that in order to acheive your goals you must train for the sport in question.

    A lot of people make the mistake of trying to be the strongest person they can (powerlifting) and be the best looking biggest bodybuilder (bodybuilding).

    Those are entirely different goals with different training programs.

    Experimenting and testing out what works for you is ideal.  What works for one guy might not work for you no matter how great they said that program is.

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    RE: Bodybuilding vs. Powerlifting 2006/04/07 19:30:27 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: nikale24

    I was experimenting with my workouts the last couple weeks and my last chest day, i did real slow, controlled, concentrated reps. Im not trying to gain strength, I just want to build mass and look lean.  I know diet and cardio are the major factors, but from a training standpoint, is this a good training method?

    -For example, I can easily do 225x12, but instead I will do sets of 5 (225) really slow and concentrate on the muscle contraction and control the weight. 

    - If this helps, I workout 5 days a week.  1 body part a day (chest, legs, shoulders, back, arms) and do three exercises per body part (about 15-18 sets).

     
    The  difference with bodybuilding and powerlifting is there diet, bodybuilders are more concern on appearance and powerlifters aren't.
     
    If you want to bulk mass my friend, you should look forward to 2-3day splits, 5-6 reps. 5 day splits is good for cutting but for bulking mass 2-3 day is good enough to hit all muscles.
     
    Therefore if you want to build mass and become lean you then you should doing heavy compound lifts  such as pull/push/legs hitting up the big three and along other compound exercieses and you should watch out how much fat you consume day.

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