What would you class as strong/heavy weight?

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  1. Rumbaar

    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    Well as with most things it's all about relativity. If you're 6' 3" and weigh 220lb you'll be able to do more raw weight than a 5' 5" 150lb guy.

    So my questions is what are peoples thoughts on what weight per lift is classed as strong/heavy weight for a person. To keep it relative answers in percentages of body weight.

    ie:
    Bench = 150%
    Squat = 200%
    Deadlift = 200%
    Shoulder Press = 140%
    Cable Row = 150%
    Bar Curl = 60%

    So the bench for the 6' 3" would be 330lb and 225lbs for the 5' 5" guy, etc. Just trying to some thoughts, this isn't for professional body builders more the general body builder dedicating 3-5 days a week in single session training.

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    the shoulder press % is high
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    I based the percentage roughly on my own capabilities and targets. But I guess that means you think the other percentages are about right for classifications of 'heavy weight'?
     
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    Squat/DL could be higher
     
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    what kind of squats?
     
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    Pulling over 700 is a good long term goal for anyone not just anyone can do it, you pull 800 you got some real tallent, 900, you are a fucking freak!
     
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    It's all mostly meaningless IMO.

    Eat well, lift hard, and bust your ass. What you can do is what you can, and hopefully you are always getting better/stonger.

    Comparing weights in both the bodyweight and the gym weight doesn't mean as much to me now as it used to. I know guys that weigh 175lbs that move more weight than guys pushing 220lbs+. LBM, bodyfat, etc.... all play too large of rolls.
     
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    i think people who worry about shit like this need to spend more time in the gym and less time on forums.
     
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    I think you need to lift dem dere heavy ass weights.
     
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    i hate these threads, the short lightweights always get to brag about their sick coefficients :rofl: (and yes, im bitter because im large and weak :mamoru:)
     
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    Read and comprehension skills FTW

    'Standard' barbell back squat.

    It seems the actual question was lost on most in this thread ...
    Repeated:
    This isn't about posting weights, comparing weights or whatever. Percentages posted in first post were examples. I was hoping for a relative comparison of what people thought they classed as heavy weight compared to their own body weight in percentages.

    For example answer:
    "I think if you can bench 125% of your body weight then that's heavy weight."

    But anyways, talk among yaselves ...
     
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    honestly who cares about all that % crap, just lift hard and do what you can
     
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    To be considered strong, IMO:
    Bench = 175%
    Squat = 200%
    Deadlift = 250%
    Shoulder Press = 125%
    Dips = bw + 100%
    Bar Curl = who cares
     
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    bench: 2xbw
    squat: 2.5xbw
    dead: 3xbw
     
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    just means when u hit those sick coefficients, the weight ur lifting are going to be monstrous
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    Thx soccerboixyz, KIDRR & evolude. That's what I was looking for :)

    300% deads ... must be a lot of 'weak' fuckers around here comparing that, me included :big grin:
     
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    i can't even do 2x bodyweight. im pathetic. I'm a worthless asshole who deserves to die young
     
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    Yeah tell me about it me too... Just looked at GTLifter's thread and dead of 672 BW of 253 ... but the above 300% = strong indicator, he's weak too. But everyone has their own opinion.
     
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    672 is not weak! I mean thats almost 700, which is a pretty fucking good.
     
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    Exactly, my point is lost I see. Someone posted above that they thought to be classed as lifting heavy in deadlifts they needed to lift 300% BW and how ridiculous that was.


    I never asked max, just classed as HEAVY lift.
     
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