Is bodybuilding a dying industry and powerlifting quickly taking over? Yes, it definitely seems like it…

I hope I’m not the only one noticing this. I’ve noticed that people have slowly lost interest in bodybuilding. Ya know, building muscle and losing bodyfat to be in the best shape of your life. Bodybuilding used to be big, huge and pretty mainstream but now it seems that nobody really cares anymore. Instead, it’s definitely looking like that powerlifting has taken over bodybuilding’s spotlight.

If you want to look at evidence of this, bodybuilding channels in youtube viewers are going down. A lot of the bodybuilding fitness gurus that we all looked up to, their views in their youtube channels are getting lower. Instead, I’m seeing powerlifting gurus in youtube getting more views than bodybuilding channels. You are also seeing people hosting their own powerlifting meets everywhere in the United States nowadays. If you’re a powerlifter or a newbie just getting started, chances are you’ll see a powerlifting competition happening in your local area. On the internet, you see everybody getting into powerlifting nowadays. Seems like nobody is interested in Mr. Olympia competitions anymore. Everybody is all about powerlifting now.

What is going on? Powerlifting is definitely getting bigger than bodybuilding, that’s for sure. When I got into bodybuilding, I didn’t even know powerlifting was around until I started seeing friends do it on FB. Then powerlifting looked pretty intriguing to me and now my powerlifting friends talked me into doing my first meet so I went for it. I did two powerlifting meets so far and now I consider myself a full time powerlifter. I got into powerlifting ’cause I saw everyone else doing it.

Why is powerlifting getting bigger than bodybuilding? I would think that more people want to challenge themselves into doing something different and they also find lifting heavy things pretty addicting so they keep at it. Another reason is that people want to get big and strong. No doubt that powerlifting is getting bigger and more popular.

I’m glad I discovered powerlifting ’cause I want to get bigger and stronger. I too want to challenge myself to a whole new level. Some of you may ask that since I’m in my 40’s now, I’m too old to get into powerlifting? No, not at all. Age is just a number. If you want to get into powerlifting, just do it. I’ve been to a few powerlifting meets and I saw people of all ages that are into these competitions. Ages ranging from young teenagers to people like 70 years old or older. They are lifting pretty heavy too. If they can do it so can anyone.

I’m hoping to do a lot more powerlifting competitions this year ’cause I love doing them. They are a blast. I just do it for fun for the most part ’cause I want to experience something different and want to do something huge in my life. I don’t really care to win medals or trophies to be honest. I just want to have a blast and lift heavy things. That is all.


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