However, what about the assumption that people feel cheated or disappointed in some of their favorite bodybuilders taking steroids? Personally I have never really felt this way unless the person was lying about their regime. By all means, take whatever you want to bulk up but do not hide the fact that you do – saying that your workout is all natural when it clearly isn’t is just going to disappoint people and turn them against you when they try to follow in your footsteps and come up short. That being said, many of the most famous bodybuilders in the world have used steroids at one time or another and I am going to present a few of them below with some shocking but fascinating before and after pictures of steroids users .
A powerlifter does train for maximal contraction. They train with greater explosiveness but less time under tension. They don’t get the mild cardiovascular benefit that a bodybuilder would get from their training and they won’t build up the same muscle endurance. However, the power behind each strike will be impressive. They would have the greatest chance of knocking someone out in one blow, or wrestling a better trained opponent to the ground. Technique will still win over raw power at the end of the day, but the powerlifter may perform better than the bodybuilder in the short term – but then tire out faster and their blows would start to lose their impact over the course of a long bout.