Thread: Considered Strong?
08-05-2005, 06:55 PM #1
I am just wondering when many of you would consider someone strong in the following lifts:
Now, I don't mean elite level strong, but above average strong. I know the answer will probably be different for each lift, and you can list your answer in terms of bodyweight. For instance, in weightlifting a double bodyweight clean is considered extremely good. So what would be similar comparisons for the others?
Here are my thoughts, to get it started:
Clean - 1.5 x bodyweight
Snatch - 1.25 x bodyweight
Deads - 3 x bodyweight
Squats - 2.5 x bodyweight
Bench - 1.75 x bodyweight
08-05-2005, 07:18 PM #2
For above average-
08-05-2005, 07:55 PM #3
Excuse my ignorance but what's a "Snatch"?
08-05-2005, 08:46 PM #4
snatch is slang for slit
08-05-2005, 08:50 PM #5
Strong Bench- 400-450
Really Strong- 450-510
Super Strong- 510-600
Superhuman Strong- 600-700
(all shirtless and without back more than an inch or two off bench)
08-05-2005, 08:51 PM #6
Squat- anything in the 450-600 range for reps depending on how often you work legs
08-05-2005, 08:52 PM #7
Deadlifts- anything in the 550-650 range is excellent
08-05-2005, 08:54 PM #8
oh...i mean these are ideal lifts for Bodybuilders,not fitness buffs or other athlethes
for a baseball or football player weighing 220, a 350 bench is excellent
08-05-2005, 08:55 PM #9
08-05-2005, 09:15 PM #10
I don't think you can just say a weight is a strong lift. If lifter A weighs 150 and lifter B weighs 350, then a 400lb bench is a huge difference in strength between the two. That is why I asked in relation to bodyweight since I think this is a better measure of how strong you are.
08-05-2005, 09:33 PM #11
i'm speaking in generalities to a group of primarily bodybuilders/powerlifters, sorry- 2 x bodyweight is always an awesome achievement for anyone in the bench, and 2.5 x bodyweight in the squat
08-05-2005, 09:38 PM #12
My personal goals do not include 1 rep maxes right now...i just want a 365 x4 bench and 19.25" biceps @ 206 pound body w/ a 32"waist
08-05-2005, 09:42 PM #13
you, personally at a lean 175 should be able to bench 325-360 squat 400+ and deadlift 400+
08-05-2005, 09:43 PM #14
if you have a large build, that is
08-05-2005, 09:48 PM #15
Dude, I can't respond to your posts, can't you keep them all in the same one? LOL. Anyways, what the heck do you mean by a large build? 175 is 175, isn't it?
08-06-2005, 02:53 PM #16
Maybe i am a realist but at any weight being able to lift over 2 times your bodyweight is quite the achievement. at 175 squating 400+ is well in excess of 2.25 of that body weight and a 360 bench is over 2 times that body weight. So yeah i would have to say thats quite strong! Anyway i always thought a good measure of being strong is being able to rep a certain weight. Maybe like 1.25-1.75 of bodyweight for 6-8 reps depending on the lift.
08-12-2005, 07:09 PM #17
have you seen a short guy who weighs 175 next to a tall guy? you can see that the shorter guy appears to be much wider and more muscular if he is lean
08-13-2005, 09:18 AM #18Originally Posted by chest6
08-14-2005, 07:31 PM #19
i see plenty of skiny little pricks benching close to 300 pounds... 1.5 x bodyweight ain't shit for a true weightlifter!!!
08-14-2005, 11:28 PM #20
other than in HS. i dont think strength matters..
08-15-2005, 01:45 AM #21Originally Posted by Decadbal
08-15-2005, 10:39 AM #22Originally Posted by SprinterOne
08-15-2005, 11:27 AM #23Originally Posted by Decadbal
All that ever does is get you hurt. I work out with the max I can, all the time, but pushing the envelope just does bad things.
I can tell you that I cant Clean - 1.5x,Snatch - 1.25x, Deadlift - 2x Squats - 2.5x or Bench - 1.75 x my 291 lbs (as of this morning). Im a big boy, but it looks like i got alot of practice to do if im gonna be strong..
----->me <------strong people
08-15-2005, 09:18 PM #24Originally Posted by Decadbal
08-16-2005, 06:51 AM #25Originally Posted by SprinterOne
thats all i train for..strength and a low bf% along with sprinting and swimming and NO not in 65-75% MHR
Not everyone wants to be 220lbs with 7% bf...well not me @least
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