Powerlifting is not even a mainstream sport, and more than likely never will be. It cost a hell of a lot of money to train, compete, the money that is spent on supplements, gear, is in the thousands, and to most that is just a yearly exspense. Even if you win every cash meet in the world, and have the best sponsers, you are still not going to come close to breaking even, for your time effort and money spent. Powerlifting makes full grown men act like a bunch of kids, all the arguing, and fighting over different feds, rules, who is drug free and who is not. I mean we cant even agree on how to break parralel in the squat, something a 10 year old child should understand. The average powerlifter if he competes long enough is going to get more injured more than he would in just about any sport know to man. Torn pec's, bad rotater cuffs, back injurys, blown out elbos and knees, you name it it is going to happen sooner or later to the average lifter. Most lifters that compete for 10 years are hooked for life and can never seem to give up on that next big lift, that next big personal record. They still think that they have that next big lift in them up till the day they die. I mean for a sport like powerlifting to have so much controversie, slander, pain, and agony it is pretty damn addictive, and a hell of a lot of fun. For all the bs. it is worth every bit of it. So who realy cares if it ever gets into the olyimpics, or becomes a mainstream sport, where else can a full grown man have so much fun. All the arguing over different feds, drug testing, rules, and gossip, make it all worth while. Because anybody that takes all this arguing serious, or personal is a idiot. The bottom line is pick a fed, set as many personal records, because they are the most important records, lift some weights and give it hell.
What Is It About Powerlifting?
Create: 11/28/2007 - 09:03
Willie Williams ponders why, given some of the negatives associated with the sport, powerlifting holds such a strong attraction to those who compete?