Bodybuilding Vs. Powerlifting: The Differences And Similarities

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Bullied 19-Year-Old Bodybuilder Georgina McConnell Responds to Haters

Although powerlifting and bodybuilding are two sports entirely, both sports do have similarities. Both sports require a diet that must be followed in order to have the desired results. Both sports require training in each sport’s specific way; both sports require supplementation as well. Also, the most important similarity between powerlifting and bodybuilding is on competition day. Both powerlifting athletes as well as bodybuilding athletes have to “showcase” themselves, in front of judges, in order to show off their hard work and training for his or her sport.

Weider helped land him his first movie role, in the forgettable film Hercules in New York, by passing off the Austrian-born weightlifter to the producers as a German Shakespearean actor. Joe didnt just inspire my earliest dreams; he made them come true the day he invited me to move to America to pursue my bodybuilding career, the actor said in his statement. I will never forget his generosity. One of Joes greatest qualities is that he wasnt just generous with his money; he freely gave of his time and expertise and became a father figure for me. Mr. Weider mentored numerous other bodybuilders.

Felton Campbell, 61, and Mike Huard, 62, wowed crowds at the Oregon Ironman bodybuilding competition Saturday, showing off their toned physiques against men half their age. Campbell, 61, didn’t start bodybuilding until his 50s. The two friends, both grandfathers, were the oldest of nearly 250 competitors at the event, and agreed age is no roadblock to getting in shape. Campbell, a personal trainer, started bodybuilding in his 50s. “You’re never too old,” he told moved here Oregon’s KVAL-13 .

Teen female bodybuilder bulks up as she chases dream of going pro

She has her sights on the competing in the UKBFF British Championships in October. By Victoria Taylor / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 1:16 PM North News / NNP/North News & Pictures Ltd McConnell is training to compete in the UKBFF British Championships in October. Related Stories NY Giants take Jason Pierre-Paul off the physicallyunable to perform list Georgina McConnell may only be 19, but the British teen is already a rising star in the world of female bodybuilding. While other girls her age agonize about losing weight and staying thin, McConnell focuses on eating right and never missing a workout so she can continue to bulk up and sculpt her already impressive frame. McConnell, who stands at 5-foot-7, said she started lifting at a young age.

Bodybuilding grandpas prove you’re never too old to show off your muscles

As it happens, shes also being bullied, both in real life and online. Georgina, who tells the Daily Mail she started training intensely about 2 years ago, won the gold medal in the UKBFF (UK Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation) North East Championships over the summer, and shes looking forward to a stellar career in bodybuilding. However, as she explains in a post on her official Facebook , she cant ignore the nasty comments that some people are making about her muscular build, so shes writing to let them know that, as the saying goes, her body her choice. [I] don’t care [if] you don’t like what I look like that is fine! the teen writes, exasperated by all the bullying. She goes on to say that she would never make the kind of comments shes getting about anyone, and that whoever is leaving them is clearly not seeing the bigger picture. I’m just being me and I believe in the 100%, I’m only 19 a hell of a lot of people my age would be depressed and forced to change themselves or even feel usesless off the comments I’ve read but to be honest it’s a good job I’m happy with who i am, I know what I’m doing and I’m doing it for me, I don’t see muscle as anything masculine at all, I’ve had a great upbringing no issues with anything like that, she says. Her body is the result of many hours spent at the gym (Georgina trains 5 times a week and is on a very strict diet), and shes proud of all the hard work she put into it. Why not try some hard work for a change and eating right I dedicate my entre day to bodybuilding I never miss a meal I never miss a work out or cardio so get that straight.


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