What do normal people think of powerlifting?
If you are unfamiliar with it, powerlifting is a sport made up of 3 weight lifting events, the squat, bench press and deadlift.
I know bodybuilders are usually looked down on by society because they are seen as being superficial and obsessed with their appearance, which is true to some extent.
I get the feeling that most people see anyone who does any type of strength or muscle based sport as 'knuckle heads' who are shallow and not too smart.
I think most people imagine powerlifters to be huge fat guys who lift ridiculous weights and just want to show off.
Myself, I weigh about 80kg/180lb, I dont look particularly muscular or fat. Most people dont even notice that I workout but I am stronger than most people my size. I dont use my strength to bully people or anything like that. I just see it as a way of keeping myself healthy and disciplined, kinda like martial arts.
If you met someone who seemed just like anyone else, who told you they do powerlifting, how would that affect your view of them?