Most people who are familiar with strength sports have probably heard the argument that powerlifters are stronger than bodybuilders. And there’s good reason for this. Powerlifters can move a ton of iron…literally!
Add to this the fact that you don’t see bodybuilders competing in powerlifting competitions very often, and this argument starts to gain traction. Yet despite this, bodybuilders remain the most muscular human beings on the planet, hands down.
So this raises the question: why are bodybuilders more jacked than powerlifters when powerlifters can out lift bodybuilders in the big three lifts?