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    is there a list of "normal" relationship between maxes in various excercises?

    for instance, one's squat is 25% more than one's bench press, and dumbell row is 90% of bench press. to see which excercises one is lagging at?

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    I think it's normal for your rows to be pretty close to your bench. I DB bench and DB row the same exact weight. FWIW.

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    you should be able to look in a mirror and tell whats lagging...

    nobody cares how much you can lift as long as your getting bigger and are proportionate...

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    Depends why your lifting.
    I second bench and rows being the same.

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    There's this one, but it is for some upper body exercises only: http://www.t-mag.com/html/52balan.html

    It's an article written by Charles Poliquin.

    I think DB Row should be higher than DB Press (as it is with me) since the first use more muscles (there is a shoulder movement [retraction by the traps) quasi-absent from the press), and the rows require a lot less stabilization.

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