Bodybuilders concentrate on building muscles as the goal of being a bodybuilder is to look like the ultimate alpha, the definition of strength and superiority. But athletes who compete in strongman or powerlifting competitions can be far stronger than a bodybuilder.
Of course, a bodybuilder is going to be strong to some extent, because you can’t simply pack on a ton of muscle by only lifting ten-pound weights your whole life. A bodybuilder who always lifts heavier and heavier weights will be strong because his muscles get adapted quickly and require more stimulation.
In the above video strongman Tetzel gets challenged by Bodybuilder Tim Budesheim and if Tetzel loses, he will give up competing in Strength Wars – find out will this be his last battle?
Strongman vs. Bodybuilder with the following run:
- Log Overhead Press 80kg / 176lbs15 reps
- Axle Curls 50kg / 110lbs 20 reps
- Shrugbar Deadlift 220kg / 485lbs 20 reps