Strength Standards v. ExRx

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  1. ices

    ices New Member

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    When someone says "Elite" or "Advanced" level, how is that determined? Anywho, what do you guys think about ExRx's numbers:

    http://exrx.net/Testing/WeightLifting/StrengthStandards.htm

    I know these are probably just arbitrary numbers, but if the chart is close to proportionally accurate, it's useful to see where I'm lacking.
     
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    Well according to that an elite 220 lb male has a 381 unequipped bench press.

    So.. the chart is pretty low and forvgiving.
     
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    I think it's a good barometer to where the population stands as a whole. If you look at everyone, including the people who don't lift then a 381bp at 220 is incredible. However, those numbers are very low for people in the power lifting and bbing community.
     
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    I think thats a pretty good chart for people who workout in general like the average gym goer.
     
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    what would you consider elite for a 220lb male. 450 raw bench?
     
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