LMAO.. the circumferance of your wrist.... haha!Originally Posted by Ugly Genius
But, using this equation, would mean that the bigger/stronger guy ALWAYS wins...
have you never watched UFC?
In any case, there should be another variable(s): xx, where xx represents speed. And even yy, where yy represents experience. Hell, even zz, where zz represents training knowledge.
So with that being said, now there's 6 variables... hardly a good analogy for the topic..
But I like the argument!
Do more pullups!Originally Posted by shansen008
Don't neglect pullups just because you aren't very strong at them. Jump up there and do some negatives. I used to be like that until I said fcuk it and did 5-6 sets of as many as I could do. Now I can do +45 for 6-8 reps. And I weigh 230lbs.
I would agree that these numbers are very respectable. Not that someone is weak if they can't put up those numbers at all, though. But, regardless of body weight, that just makes me say "Damn, that guy's a beast."Originally Posted by Paul Stagg
My deadlift is 545. I weigh 230...
545/230 = 2.36 I'm weak.
Squat = 535 ... 535/230 = 2.32 .. yay I meet the requirements!
Bench = 425 ... 425/230 = 1.84 .. again! yay!
I bet my maxes are lower now because of cutting though.
shaolin must have been smoking weed when he first thought this up
lol!! I didn't make this up. These ratio's are used as a measuring stick of balanced strength based on weight. I am sure you have heard of people aim to bench their weight, so why is this crazy? lol@you!!Originally Posted by bigpoppapump979
Its definetly a good thing to aim for but its way easyier to do for short people. Height is a huge disadvantage if thats your only mind set
ive heard more about ratios as far as size goes rather than lifting abilities.
Chances are your form was abysmal then. Clearly whichever of the 2 lifts you perform more often you will be "better" at, but assuming you're doing both in your routine there should be a definite correlation.Originally Posted by TheMachine
For the record, I don't squat. I only do leg press and my legs are not lacking.
I'm not really sure why everyone thinks this is so weird. I don't care about ratios myself, but it's fairly common. Obviously it's more impressive for someone who weighs 150 to bench 315 than it is for someone who weighs 250.Originally Posted by Shaolin Temple
For a guideline of whats strong listen to Paul Stagg.
Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench
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Originally Posted by LittleJake
No doubt, i do negs sometimes...but ive been progressing well ont he pulldowns, and as i get closer to bodyweight ill start doing them more. If you saw me youd understand though....legs like tree trunks.
I undersatand where you are coming from, but here is what i dont like about that statement. There are shorter guys in my gym who have upper bodies of similar size. The bench press is an upper body exercise, so why get down on a taller guy for not being able to put up another 100 pounds of what is in essence just dead weight not being used to MOVE the weight. I guess im jsut more impressed by people benching a nice number, regardless of size. In fact id go so far as to say that its more impressive for the taller guy to put up the same weight seeing as how he has to push it farther and actually do more work.Originally Posted by Vido