What's your measure of strength?

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  1. wtf

    wtf New Member

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    I once read that a good measure of strength was if you could do ALL of the following 1 rep max:

    bench press - 1.5 * bodyweight
    squat - 2 * bodyweight
    deadlift - 3 * bodyweight


    I can only currently do 2 of the 3, what about you guys? What are your numbers (bw, bp, s, dl)?


    Thanks
     
  2. Tumbles

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    how about how much you lift, not stupid bodyweight ratios
     
  3. wtf

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    obviously a 400lb lift is not as impressive on a 250lb vs a 150lb person :mamoru:
     
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    BW = 185

    Squat - 315
    DL - 335 (really bad)
    Bench - 225
     
  5. Dunken

    Dunken Welcome to the team.

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    deadlift.
     
  6. Satellite

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    You are strong if you can do the following...

    400 Bench
    550 Squat
    600 Dead

    All raw. With good form.
     
  7. RICK RO$$

    RICK RO$$ Active Member

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    so if you weigh 300lbs you should be able to bench 450 and deadlift 900?
     
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    forum95 Come see bout us OT Supporter

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    agree
     
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    Escaladeryder New Member

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    6'6" 238lb 14% bodyfat
    Bench 245x1
    Squat 315x8 ( never went heavier)
    dead lift 405x2
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    I'm not going to be deadlifting 750 anytime soon
     
  11. JekJek

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    i'm 5'5 @ 165
    bench = 225x3 , it should be 247.5
    squat = 315x2 , should be 330
    dead = 375x1 , should be 495

    i'm pretty close to some of them, but i guess it's easier for for me cause i'm lightweight
     
  12. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Lighter people always have an advantage when bodyweight is being considered.
     
  13. peoplescar

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    the DL one is a little weird.

    pure strength though: people will argue that no matter how big or small you are a 200lb guy dead lifting 350 and a 150lb guy dead lifting 350 means they both have equal strength. if you don't factor in body weight as a handicap you are a moron. I measure strength more in endurance than anything else. i do dead lift and bench but i can't do that much, i kinda just started with the powerlifting routine. i do about 80 pull-ups a day (25 in a row) i can do 60-70 push-ups with no problem and i'll do lightweight squats until i just decide to stop. and just in case someone says i must be tiny to do that much i'm 195lbs

    but i can't pull 400, i've never tried maxing my bench, and I've never tried maxing my squats.
     
  14. TZ

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    Not a big fan of bw ratios as a measurement of strength...by this practice, short, tiny guys have the biggest advantage. :ugh:
     
  15. peoplescar

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    just look at olympic powerlifting :o
     
  16. TZ

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    This is an oxymoron; powerlifting is not an olympic event. Nor will it ever will be imo.

    You mean olympic weightlifting, but I don't understand your point anyways :hs:
     
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    i will hopefully never weigh under 200lbs again but will also probably never deadlift 600 so i don't like this at all.
     
  18. evolude

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    I like these numbers. And the lightest/leanest dude to do them is more impressive IMO.
     
  19. jehan60188

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    5:00 mile
    100 pushups
    30 pullups

    man, if I could do that, shit would be so cash
     
  20. Memor

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    this thread is made once a month at least

    anyone who can do (all 3) of benching 315, squatting 405, and pulling 495 raw are in the top 1% of commercial gymgoers

    anything above that varies person to person
     
  21. peoplescar

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    christ...
     
  22. TZ

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    :rofl:
     
  23. deadbolt

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    youre only strong if you can

    DL 875
    Squat 800
    Bench 675
     
  24. grimstone

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    strength not endurance what does a 5min mile have to do with strength
     
  25. jehan60188

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    endurance is a type of strength?
    I guess I interpreted this as more of a "what's your measure of fitness?"
     
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