Strength Ratios

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  1. SystematicRemix

    SystematicRemix New Member

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    Benching Weight to Body weight ratio seems to me to be a good measure of a lifter's overall skill level, considering that he is pretty balanced in his training. What do you consider to be the benchmarks for Benching strength to weight ratio? I know that anything over 2 is elite but what about things under that? Post your ratios so we can get a good idea and some inspiration.

    I am pretty much uber newb at 1.15 (155/135 lbs).
     
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    b/s/d

    185/245/335

    weight: 185
     
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    b/s/d - 5reps for each, squat is olympic style
    225/255/365
    6'3 230lbs
     
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    i think deadlift ratio is better :naughty:
     
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    b/s/d/

    315/500/550

    215
     
  7. igo4bmx

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    curls/shrugs/lunges

    105/300/150
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    you're not supposed to include your bodyweight in the shrugs :mamoru:
     
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    crap
     
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    bench/squat/curl

    195/275/115

    6'1 170
     
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    I can't double bodyweight *any* lift yet. :wtc:
     
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    i can do 1.3 bodyweight lat pulldown :naughty:
     
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    the heavier you get the harder it is to keep a ratio so I've never really cared much about it
     
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    I've never cared about ratio's. A 250 pounder having the ratio of a 160 pounder is MUCH MUCH harder, yet looks the same in relative terms. At the end of the day, I only care about relative gains and progression.
     
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    275/345/455

    177 lbs.
     
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    135lb / deadlift 200lb

    ibnew.. got no clue what BSD is.. i see it as a OS
     
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    Bench/Squat/Deadlift

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    255/405/535

    @ 200 lbs
     
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    225/380/410

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    bench/squat/rackpulls? :big grin:
     
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    he meant unix bsd
     
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    if you're going to use any lift as a benchmark of lifter skill, I think it would be deadlift, not bench, as it involves coordination of the most amount of muscles. not too mention, its the most applicable in real world situations.

    if you're gonna use body weight as a standard, BF% should be taken into account since its effects weight but not strength.
     
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    295/365/365 - 170 lbs.
     
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