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  • 12-31-17, 5:51 am (EST)

    When bodybuilding can I do powerlifting aswell.

    December 31, 2017, 5:51 am

    My split is 

    Back/biceps

    Chest Triceps

    Legs

    Shoulders/Traps

    Arms

    Rest

    Repeat on days in that order

    I wanna know if at random times as I have weights in the room accross from me if I can do 1rm Deadlifts and Bench to help my strength gains.

    Thanks

  • 12-31-17, 6:44 am (EST)

    When bodybuilding can I do powerlifting aswell.

    December 31, 2017, 6:44 am
    Posted by: MurkleMan

    My split is 

    Back/biceps

    Chest Triceps

    Legs

    Shoulders/Traps

    Arms

    Rest

    Repeat on days in that order

    I wanna know if at random times as I have weights in the room accross from me if I can do 1rm Deadlifts and Bench to help my strength gains.

    Thanks

    You can do two things at once yes. But you will never reach your potential in either unfortunately. In order to reach a certain point in for instance powerlifting you have to devote all time you have to it. Just like if you are bodybuilding you have to devote all time to that.

     

    But it is totally fine like you say to deadlift and bench press for your strenght gains. In fact those two in addition to the squat are the greatest strenght building erxercises. I would however not do it at "random times", I would rather have a specific goal to a specific time.

    William Steinset
    MS Athelete / Super Hermanite
    SHF

  • 12-31-17, 9:49 am (EST)

    When bodybuilding can I do powerlifting aswell.

    December 31, 2017, 9:49 am

    It's because I have all my bodybuilding splits prepared but I get random free time throughout the day to go and bang out a few 1rms

  • 12-31-17, 9:51 am (EST)

    When bodybuilding can I do powerlifting aswell.

    December 31, 2017, 9:51 am

    I don't wanna be a powerlifter, I wanna be a natty bodybuilder but I was wondering if doing this would increase my strength as I like to keep my compound lifts seperate to my bodybuilding workouts. Heavy that is.

  • 12-31-17, 7:24 pm (EST)

    When bodybuilding can I do powerlifting aswell.

    December 31, 2017, 7:24 pm
    Posted by: MurkleMan

    I don't wanna be a powerlifter, I wanna be a natty bodybuilder but I was wondering if doing this would increase my strength as I like to keep my compound lifts seperate to my bodybuilding workouts. Heavy that is.

    Yeah I dont see an issue with it. As long as you do not overtrain you will most likely only benefit from doing this.

    William Steinset
    MS Athelete / Super Hermanite
    SHF

  • 01-01-18, 1:41 am (EST)

    When bodybuilding can I do powerlifting aswell.

    January 1, 2018, 1:41 am
    Posted by: MurkleMan

    I don't wanna be a powerlifter, I wanna be a natty bodybuilder but I was wondering if doing this would increase my strength as I like to keep my compound lifts seperate to my bodybuilding workouts. Heavy that is.

    All this is true, however you need to pick a goal - muscle gains or strength gains. You can not do both to their fullest when natural. Hypertrophy training and nutrition is different from strength training and nutrition. You can mix the two but in doing so you will not achieve maximum results for either. If you pick muscle hypertrophy and occassionally add in some strength specific training (low reps, high weights, 5x5's, 1RMs) or visa versa, then you will at least increase the odds of achieving one of the goals.

     

    John

    34 years of lifting and nutritional experience and resident "old man" :-)
    MS Athlete and past Super Hermanite since 2013.

  • 01-02-18, 6:49 pm (EST)

    When bodybuilding can I do powerlifting aswell.

    January 2, 2018, 6:49 pm

    Hey MurkleMan,

     

    Yes you can do both; it's actually becoming rather common nowadays to combine hypertrophy training and strength training together. Doing both together will make it "harder" to achieve whatever specific goals you have BUT, given enough time, you can still reach those goals.

     

    Your body's going to do what it does best and ADAPT. You do need to watch out for overtraining, both the muscles and your nervous system. You'll want to try and inverse the intensities (Heavy Strength Training + Light-Mod Hypertrophy) or (Light Strength Training + Full on Hypertrophy) so your body doesn't become to exhausted.

     

    Just be mindful of your programming fluctuate the intensities based on your current goals.

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