The ratio of weight lifted to mean body cross-sectional area was approximately consta

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    http://jap.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/89/3/1061
    http://jap.physiology.org/content/vol89/issue3/images/large/dg0900178001.jpeg

    This seems to imply that strength is directly proportional to height, and is a more important factor than weight. More importantly, this relationship holds up to 180lb for lifters, and that anyone beyond this weight experiences greatly reduces efficiency in terms of height/weight to strength ratio. Not that most of the people in the study are around 5.5 feet.

    Basically, it says that each person has a "soft limit" on strength, and that limit is highly correlated by height. Adding more muscle mass helps greatly up to a certain point only.

    I presume for a 6 foot person, this probably translates to something like 215lb as the optimal weight.

    I just skimmed parts of it so thats the meaning i got from it. Kindly interesting it seems.
     
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    i thought everyone already knew that?
     
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    to me it seems like its saying the ratio of weight lifted to body thickness is constant across weight classes
     
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    up until a certain weight, then it drops. That point is the soft weight limit.
     
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    wats so profound about this
     
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    you really seem to look for a lot of excuses to justify being tall and weak

    ever think it could be another reason?
     
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    I'll bet you're lots of fun at parties
     
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    fuck mustards
     
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    because I speak the truth? All he fucking does is complain about his height and how he's weak. There's thousands of people out there who are tall, strong, and big. Don't give genetics excuses, look at your training/dieting and you'll realize YOU are the only reason.
     
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    I don't see ANYONE in this thread talking about their height, weakness, their strength, or anything for that matter, let alone using anything to justify it.
     
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    Wow, so all those strongmen on WSM are way beyond their "strength efficiency" huh?

    The time you spent researching and reading all this could have been spent in the gym lifting weights where it matters most. :rolleyes:
     
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    The limb & digit proportions are more relevant than height alone. Everyone already knows tall people(who are generally longer) are weaker per pound than shorter people, even if having higher absolute numbers.
     
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