Explain this little phenomenon....

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  1. Voltaire

    Voltaire New Member

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    There are a few kids (around 16 I believe) that lift at my gym. Some of them lift more than many older people (including myself) but their arms are skinny as fuck. You wouldn't be able to tell they bench 170+ by looking at them. I don't get it.... :noes:
     
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    170 lbs? Wow that's impressive.
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    Just goes to show that you can't really tell how strong someone is by just looking at them. If I wear a big t-shirt I look like one skinny mofo, people look at me weird when I throw 275 on the bar for flat bench, then I do some reps and they look amazed.
     
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    But that's just because you are a beast...
     
  5. Voltaire

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    How come some people look "broly" and other don't?
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Damn son I wouldn't fuck with them if they're benching 170, thats some serious weight.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Beacause some people flex 24/7 :hsugh:
     
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    The skinny kids do work out 24/7 (3hrs/day). No one has provided an explanation :wtc:
     
  9. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Because they're small and weak?

    That'd be my guess as to why they "don't look broly"
     
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    wow, i could believe that anyone benches 170lbs.
    fuck i saw this hot chick reppin 140 the other day
     
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    :bowdown:
     
  12. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    I'm weak but when I got stronger - bench press from 195 to 225, my arms got smaller. My chest got bigger though.
    Maybe you should look at the width of their chest to estimate their bench strength?
     
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    It's dem roids kids use these days....

    Why not mind your own business at the gym?
     
  14. energie

    energie I like to place an order.. the name? Situation the

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    he was targeting the ones he thought he could overpower in the shower room.:rofl:
     
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    there are atleast 10 highschool kids at my gym that do that. I think it has something to do with the hormones.

    SEriously these kids are benching what some the big guys are....and they prolly only weigh in at 140 soaked and wet.
     
  16. iceburgslim

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    I'm guessing they do sets with low reps. Sets with low reps increase myogenic tone (muscle hardness) and strength while giving minimal hypertrophy (muscle mass). There muscle fibers could also be fast twitch dominant by a significant amount, though it isn't likely.

    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=666294
     
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    it's a huge mystery
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    Another thing...they ALWAYS wear sleevless UnderArmor shirts.:hsugh:

    They look like faggots....
     
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    pics?
     
  21. KIDRR

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    Wasn't saying it's a lot by any means, just looks like more than I can do to people
     
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    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    you dont exactly look like you couldn't do 275
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    In a baggy shirt I do, I think? :noes:
     
  25. Devil

    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    you look like you could bench 275 is the equivalent of what i said :mamoru:
     
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