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    How is it possible for peopel with a pathetic build to lift extremely heavy weights?

    For example, today I saw a slim guy (with small muscles) benching 315 pounds. I thought to myself, this can't be real, he must be on drugs, but he looks like **** so I doubt it.

    How do they do it?!?!?

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    eat lots, work hard, if you're smaller it's easier to bench higher too dont' forget, better mechanical advantage.

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    Possibility of a more efficient nervous system/Golgi tendons.
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    He has probably trained mainly for strength without overfeeding himself. You don't need to look like a He-man to be relatively strong.

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    Genetics play a part..

    Some people just have a very good raw strength..

    I know some people that do not even train that could put a few of the bigger lads in my gym to shame and they only weigh like 180...

    Kinda like Sinep.. He was benching a heavy weight for his bodyweight..
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    Originally posted by Accipiter
    if you're smaller it's easier to bench higher too dont' forget, better mechanical advantage.
    I've never heard that. What you mean?

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    Favorable mechanics. Shorter lever length, better leverage, etc which makes you have an easier time with certain lifts.

    This is why everyone is stronger than me: favorable mechanics

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    Originally posted by MuscleAuthority


    I've never heard that. What you mean?
    think about it MA. If you got short arms your ROM wouldn't be as far as someone with long arms.
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    what is a good bench for a guy at 225lbs..?
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    umm...50lb more than you bench.
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    Originally posted by Avatar


    think about it MA. If you got short arms your ROM wouldn't be as far as someone with long arms.

    When you said smaller; I thought you meant a lighter person. Not how tall or whatever.

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    What's a good squat for a guy that's 225?
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    Diddly.
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    Gyno, your lifts are not bad, in fact, there are quite a few on this site who would be quite happy with them.

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    Thanks, Chris. That's cool coming from you. BTW, I had been doing DB flat press for over a month (no barbell bench), I got sick for a week (no training), and came back to barbell, only to found I only lost one rep on my bench! And that's without having done the movement for about a month and a half. I guess the DBs did some work, now it's time to work on my progression towards my goals for Christmas (365x6 squat, 250x6 bench, 405x6 DL, yeah, I'm weak.)
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    SU about ur weakness...

    "365x6 squat, 250x6 bench, 405x6 DL, yeah, I'm weak"

    currently I dumbbell bench 8x80 lbs, (just switched to dumbbells,
    did 100x6 on the smith, but they suck)

    I dont squat since i would need a spotter, but i leg press 8x264 lbs.

    I`m going to deadlift for the 1st time tomorrow so i dont know about them yet.

    I barb curl 8x72 lbs...

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