How is it fair to compare a lifter and a cyclist in a lifting competition? if he's a "top" powerlifter, there's no way he isn't doing some form of squat which already puts him above an athlete whose sport requires him to be relatively lean and use their leg muscles for endurance rather than single rep like the powerlifter.
Originally Posted by RichMahogany
If the winner would be decided via weight/strength ratio, the gymnast could give a lifter a run for their money but ultimately the lifter should win. Gymnasts are trained for upper body strength, having big legs would be counter productive for their sport (the leverage would be off as the vast majority of events are upper body dominant) However, I'm not versed enough in gymnastics lower body training but I do think they train some weighted movements sometimes so yeah, that would be more interesting than a powerlifter v. a cyclist.
Assuming same weight, the gymnast might even win! Too bad we don't have top athletes as friends to settle these ridiculous disputes.
Last edited by iniQuity; 04-18-2013 at 02:15 PM.
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