What is strong?

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  1. Satellite

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    :dunno:

    Everyone argues about what strong is. Is it so completely relative that there is no answer?

    Is a 500lbs squat strong? What about a 500lbs bench?

    What if you are on steroids? Does that move the sliding scale?



    For me 400+lbs in any lift is impressive. Strong would be 500+
     
  2. NUDES

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    A 400 squat is OK.

    A 500 bench is elite. Very few humans can raw bench 500+. The list of 600 raw benchers is very low. Steroids or not.
     
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    whatever nudes can lift
     
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    I dont lift anymore, do distance biking and crossfit.
     
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    and bikini modeling?
     
  6. Blade

    Blade Time to swolercize

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    hell yeah. my squat is better than OK by NUDES.

    GT's deadlift
    NUDES' cocklift
    BDR's squat
     
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    To most people? Way less than that.
     
  8. NUDES

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    professional cocksucking
     
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    I think its relative to your body weight.
     
  10. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    If you can bench 315, squat 405 and pull 495 then you're stronger than the majority of people who go to the gym.
     
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    If you can lift a concert piano with you dick
     
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    Blade Time to swolercize

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    :wtc: I wish I could bench 315
     
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    18 year old kid I know just took 2nd in his first meet this season. Benched 290, Squatted 535, and pulled 500. That's strong to me.

    I saw the pics and he was wearing some k swiss looking shoes. I told him to get some flat shoes and gain some weight. He was 210 in the 220 division.
     
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    IMO, and this has always been my goal to even start to consider myself somewhat strong is. Squat 405 x 10, bench 315 x 10 and dead 495 x 10
     
  16. tenxia

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    I think it should be relative to the bodyweight of the person.

    2-3x bodyweight for certain lifts.
     
  17. IronImp

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    Fuck me man.... if it takes lifting 500+ to be strong then I might as well fucking quit now....
     
  18. Frank Dux

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    :mamoru:

    it depends who you're audience is .. on f&n you're not strong unless you squat 600, bench 500, and deadlift 600
     
  19. IronImp

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    If we took a legitimate poll, I'm guessing there would only be a handful of people that could actually put up those numbers.
     
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    I'm gonna compare myself to the average American and say I'm fuckin hercules. I don't think I'll ever hit 500-600 for anything.
     
  21. Frank Dux

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    pretty sure no one here has benched 500 raw
     
  22. IronImp

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    I don't consider myself strong yet, but I've been working toward benching 315. Once I can get that without a spot, I'll be happy.

    I don't see to many people putting up 3 plates.....
     
  23. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    I agree with these numbers. It's very rare to see anyone at the gyms I go to do these weights.
     
  24. IronImp

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    I agree. Although, at the shitty gym I go to, I think I've only seen like one other dude deadlift.... ever....

    yeah, sad to say I go to 24 hour fitness.
     
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    and height at that...

    went to a meet where i saw 165lb 6'0" kid squat 455 / dead 500.... thats pretty neat .... if its 5'1" dw type person its less impressive
     
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