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    Should I be bigger/stronger for my weight?

    This may sound like a weird question to some so bear with me. First of all I've been lifting seriously for about 2 years. I'm 5'9.5" and went from a scrawny 148lbs to right now I'm 201lbs. My BF% went from about 13% to 16%. Here are my stats:

    Chest: 45"
    Arms: 16.5"
    Forearms: 13"
    Waist: 34-35"
    Quads: 26.5"
    Calfs: 16"
    Neck: 17"

    Bench Press: 275lbs
    Squat: 350lbs
    Deads: 375lbs.

    Unfortunately I don't have stats for when I started but lets just say I was MUCH scrawnier and weaker My question is are these good measurements/figures for someone of my height & weight? It seems my chest and arms should be a little bigger for someone 200lbs, and my bench seems a little weak. Maybe I put more weight on in my legs but then I would think my squat would be stronger than it is. It also could be all in my head, lol.

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    cut block extraordinaire
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    You should be as big/strong as you are. Don't worry about how you compare, worry about making improvements on yourself, but you numbers are pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jostrichm
    This may sound like a weird question to some so bear with me. First of all I've been lifting seriously for about 2 years. I'm 5'9.5" and went from a scrawny 148lbs to right now I'm 201lbs. My BF% went from about 13% to 16%. Here are my stats:

    Chest: 45"
    Arms: 16.5"
    Forearms: 13"
    Waist: 34-35"
    Quads: 26.5"
    Calfs: 16"
    Neck: 17"

    Bench Press: 275lbs
    Squat: 350lbs
    Deads: 375lbs.

    Unfortunately I don't have stats for when I started but lets just say I was MUCH scrawnier and weaker My question is are these good measurements/figures for someone of my height & weight? It seems my chest and arms should be a little bigger for someone 200lbs, and my bench seems a little weak. Maybe I put more weight on in my legs but then I would think my squat would be stronger than it is. It also could be all in my head, lol.
    Strength is sort of a strange animal because it depends a lot on what you are training for. If you're training to build muscle, it's a different type of training than if you were training for strength. Having said all that, I think your numbers are on par with your height and weight. I also think you have the capacity to get much stronger.

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    Its about the naked thing! FireBug's Avatar
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    If you want to compaire, look at my numbers below (sig), i went from 150lbs at 15-18%bf to what i am now... in ~1.5 years.

    Of course there is a tone of factors, like ROM etc.
    Last edited by FireBug; 02-17-2005 at 04:24 PM.
    Stats:
    Height: 6'
    Weight: 198lbs
    Current Cycle: Cut

    Goals|Current
    ATF Squat: 350lbs|315X2
    DB Bench: 120|105X4
    DL: 450|345x8

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