As you may know, someone who is 5 foot tall and his chest sticks out 6 inches from his solar plexas (or however you spell that) has an extreme leverage advantage over someone that is 6'5" and has virtually no chest muscle.
What if they both bench the same amout of weight?
Whos stronger? (At least at benchpress)
Obviously the tall dude.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am about to propose a new statistic..."True Strength"
This may be widely excepted, or it may be laughed at. If you have any suggestions...please post and tell me.
(Weight of press for one rep) / (body weight) X (Half of length from pec muscle to middle of the palm in inches) = true strength
So...lets take me.
(160)/(135)X(12) = 14.2
As you can see...I am tall and skinney (6'3" incase your woundering) so naturally I want to make excuses for my average bench weight. I beleive this is a good indication for strength on the bench press.
Throw in your own numbers...see what you are.
please be nice on this forum
Let me please make something clear, I am in no way wanting to compete in the sport of weightlifting...I see posts about what the judges will think and it doesn't matter you just suck. I'm trying to make a statistic that really represents the persons strength. This probably won't be something used in the nfl scouting combine, its just something friends can do to see who is really stronger.
This formula WILL work...After a few more tests...I think I (or maybe you) can get the right amout of weight for the arm length thing. Maybe instead of cutting in half, I should double it. Not sure yet.
Just becuase I hope this is going to become popular, I want to make no mistake I was first if I even am. Everything in this post was written on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 at 7:21P.M. I, Ian Housel, am the author of this text.