Physique traits, muscle performance and health status of natural bodybuilders and powerlifters

  • Daniel Hackett (Supervisor)
  • Helen O'Connor (Contributor)
  • Yorgi Mavros (Contributor)
  • Jillian Clarke (Contributor)
  • Gary R. Slater (Contributor)
  • Justin Keogh (Creator)
  • Christopher P McLellan (Creator)
  • Mandy Hagstrom (Contributor)



Bodybuilding is an appearance-oriented sport that involves performing a series of poses on stage where judges rank each competitor on muscular mass, symmetry and definition. In contrast, powerlifting is a sport that consists of the maximal weight lifted for three lifts (i.e. squat, bench press, and deadlift). Even though resistance training is a central component in preparation for bodybuilding and powerlifting competitions, exercise specifics and dietary practices reportedly differ due to the requirements of these respective sports. This cross-sectional study design aims to examine the physique traits, muscle performance, and health of individuals that compete in natural bodybuilding and powerlifting.
Date made available2017
PublisherBond University
Date of data production2017

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