Powerlifting vs. Bodybuilding

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Powerlifting versus Bodybuilding I. Introduction: Define powerlifting and bodybuilding sport. Compare and contrast the two sports. II. Thesis: Powerlifting is a better sport for athletic performance than bodybuilding. III. Powerlifting is better sports because competitors and audience know exactly how the sport being judge. A. Powerlifting test three movements: squats, deadlifts, and bench press. Whoever lifts the highest weight wins. B. Bodybuilding judges the overall winner who looks best on stage, but the average fan does not know exactly what the judges are looking for. Bodybuilding competitions an athlete does not show how he/she lifts weight. IV. Powerlifting is better because it uses functional movements such as lifting objects off the floor, carrying objects off a person’s back, and pushing something away from the person chest. (compare to caveman’s functional movements) V. Powerlifting exercises and repetition structures should be used in athletic conditioning programs compare to bodybuilding routine, A. Stronger athletes use less energy which power lifter uses heavy weights less reps with longer rest time while body building uses lower weights more reps with shorter rest time. VI. Conclusion Annotated Bibliography: Hatfield, F. C. (2000, 04). Take a stand. Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness, 61, 218-222. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.nu.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/216375879?accountid=25320 Quote #1 “Arthur Drechsler, author of the single, most important book ever written on Olympic weightlifting The Weightlifting Encyclopedia (A is A Communications, 1997), hit the nail on the head. Speaking about the unique value of the Olympic lifts for athletes, Drechsler listed eight benefits unavailable to those using machines: The mere practice of the (Olympic) lifts (the snatch and the clean & jerk as well

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