The All New Powerlifting Male Revue

Create: 12/16/2005 - 11:33
For your Friday afternoon enjoyment, check out the Bench Monster forum where some of the biggest names in the bench world discuss starting a powerlifting male revue. The name - ChunkinDales. Those under 390 pounds need not apply. However, Ryan Kennelly want in:

What! I want to be part of the team too! [Frown] I feel left out, like the last kid picked kind of, Kara's got me on a new bulking diet so dont count me out just yet,, im growing as we speak!

An amendment is passed:

Ryan wants in, Hmmm I think there should at least be an initiation for anyone coming in so under weight. Hmmm any ideas Fatguys? Maybe we could make him wear a pink shirt ,a Boa and makeup at a big level contest! Hmm wait has'nt that already been done? LOL!!!! had to do it! **** it who cares what you weigh if you come in under 390 you get 2nd string and have to fetch our water bottles and make frequent runs for us to BK and McD's til you come upto par.

The original ChunkinDales and Kennelly:
Here's Mike Wolfe and the Minnesota Chapter
A line of calendars have been proposed. Oh where will it end!

Comments

Submitted by Nick Winters (not verified) on
I am an official second string member of the ChunkinDales, I do not meet the weight requirement to be first string. If we ever get to do a calendar shoot I will find a way to get in, lol!

Submitted by Nick Winters (not verified) on
I retired my pink boa months ago, but if thats what it takes to make it in to the caledar shoot, so be it!

Submitted by admin on
Hey Nick best of luck hitting 650 this weekend. Whatever you get for a number, I'm sure it'll be big!! Hmmm... Now if you were wearing a pink boa while benching 650...

Submitted by Nick Winters (not verified) on
LOL, I won't be wearing a boa while benching, but a friend of mine will be deadlifting in blue bunny slippers!

Submitted by chrisd on
Two thoughts come to mind: 1 - It's good to see these guys having fun with their largness. 2 - Who will have the first heart attack? I'm sure these guys lift more than I'll ever dream of lifting, but the line has to be drawn somewhere. Sorry I'm one of these people that thinks being a little ripped (like Kenelly and Mendie) would do the sport a lot of good. Chris D.

Submitted by chrisd on
And best of luck to Nick on his lifting today. Can't wait to hear what the results are! Chris D.

Submitted by admin on

Who will have the first heart attack? I'm sure these guys lift more than I'll ever dream of lifting, but the line has to be drawn somewhere.

These guys all recognize the risks and for various reasons have made their decisions. After they're done competing at the highest levels of powerlifting, I'm sure most will drop a lot of weight. Probably get all bodybuilder cut too.:)

Submitted by Nick Winters (not verified) on
Most of the guys may look unhealthy, but they do take care of themselves. They do go to the doctors office and keep an eye on BP (and other important vitals). You can be big and healthy, I am.

Submitted by admin on
I would venture to guess that many of the bigger guys pay even more attention to these things.

Submitted by chrisd on
You guys really think that they are considered healthy and the doctor signs off on them? Hey if that's the case then all that much more power to them. Nick, I've see your picture and I wouldn't put you in the class with these guys. You're similar to Ryan from what I saw. Perhaps in my mind it is more about looking good and lifting heavy weights. I think it's that damn bodybuilder inside of me trying to creap out or maybe it's because I've never been all that muscular. Whatever the reason I should just face the fact that in powerlifting the heavyweights/SHW's are going to be HUGE and most of the time not look good at it. Chris D.

Submitted by Nick Winters (not verified) on
Most heavyweights/SHW will never look good, and thats a fact. I know quite a few of them that do get regular check-ups and everything is signed off for by the doctor. It doesn't mean that they are the prime example of healthy men in the world, it just means that everything is functioning fine and they are not in need of medical treatment (prescriptions and such) at that time. Of course a lot of them are in the mid 30's- early 40's at most when they are lifting, so after retirement things could change, they could lose all that weight, or their old habits can catch up with them. You never know what tomorrow will bring, but you can make sure your healthy today. Oh, Thanks for the compliment too, I wish I had a build similar to Kennelly. That guy is a beast and pretty damn cut for being over 300lbs.

Submitted by admin on
Being a super is about pushing the most weight possible. If that means a period of time when some are not in the best of shape, that's a choice they make to push the big weights. I don't think the sport has to have bodybuilding looking types to be popular. For instance, look at sumo in Japan. However, the public understanding of bodybuilder look = strong will have to change. And that will be a tough task.

Submitted by Mike Wolfe (not verified) on
As a 1st string member of the Chunkindales, I myself will step up and say i do have periodic checks with my doc, And i know Clay and Latt do also. I do fight high BP but it also runs rampant in my family. My Doc does not approve of me being this big and for that fact putting almost a half a ton out over on regular basis but he has come to the realization that thisis who I am. If he told me i would be dead in ayr if I did not clean myself up and get healthier I would probably cut some pounds but for right now I am in good working order just a lot on the fat side and this is how I plan to stay til I need to drop those extra 200 pounds. Look for the Chunkindales in a Bar near you, or at the Arnold on the main Stage :) Mike "the Big Bad" Wolfe!!!!!

Submitted by admin on
Thanks for offering your view Mike. It's important that people understand that sometimes we have to make sacrifices for our passion. These can include physical sacrifices. Most athletes at higher levels of any sport take risks with their bodies to get and stay at the top. The difference is you get to enjoy all those great cheat meals! I can't get over how big you are but how small you look alongside Scott Nutter and Charlie. By the way, I already have my Arnold DVD on order.

Submitted by Mike Wolfe (not verified) on
Yeah i told Scotty i wanted a copy of that pic of him and Charlie. They are great guys and it was cool to finally meet them.As of now i am not on the line up for the main stage at the Arnold,but I am talking to Pam at the WPO office to see about guestlifting. So with any luck I will hopefully be there, if not no biggee I'll try and qualify again next yr. But I will be on the scene pushing my fellow Chunkindales to there fullest max. Wolfy!!!!

Submitted by admin on
Hopefully, we'll get to see you up on stage putting on a show of power. No matter what, you'll be up there next year competing for the top spot.