I wasn’t planning to go to a Part Three in this series of articles that specifically questioned whether consistently performing the three competitive powerlifts made one a “powerlifter” or if actually competing in what can only be termed a legitimate contest made one a
“powerlifter.” Quoting from last month’s installment, I raised the question (and many might state, I “begged the question” utilizing its formal meaning), “While utilizing the three competitive lifts to become muscularly larger and stronger can be and usually is beneficial, performing these on a regular basis does not mean that one is ‘powerlifting.’ It is only when one trains to specifically compete against others doing the three lifts under the circumstances of a judged standard do they earn the right to be called a powerlifter…”
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