Ok first I was wondering how many people here are less than about 180 (which in powerlifting seems pretty small)? Also did anyone have some vids or know of any strong "small guys" I could checkout? Nothing really to offer I guess besides thinking about how training with much different body structures can affect the end result I know in grappling and striking it is such a benefit in fostering heart, skill and confidence (for me anyway) but how is lifting impacted (big guys do you get anything out of lifting with much smaller guys)? Personally I like lifting with mw-hw because 1. They push me to lift heavier than I might in a group of my peers. Which some might justly argue is a bad thing sometimes but as for myself, I am a natural pussy and need the threats in order to get anything done 2. They intimidate people enough that I get easy access to the squat/power racks as a member of the group. I call this the "bird riding rhino approach."