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Why are some skinny people so strong?

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2006/08/28 21:51:07 (permalink)

Why are some skinny people so strong?

Why are some skinny people so strong? Like on YouTube I'm seen someone weighing around 10st, I think 5ft 11inch and he's flat benching 100 pound dumbbells for 5 good reps. Seems light at that height with long thinish arms. I've seem other people really strong for what they look like as well.

How do they do it?

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    DEAD_WEIGHT
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    RE: Why are some skinny people so strong? 2006/08/28 21:53:05 (permalink)
    Probs been lifting weights for a while and havnt been eating loads so instead of building muscle they have been building strength IMO anyway
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    ToxicToffee
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    RE: Why are some skinny people so strong? 2006/08/28 21:53:06 (permalink)
    hypertrophy is not always a meaure of progression in terms of strength, nor are they linear
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    Muscle
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    RE: Why are some skinny people so strong? 2006/08/28 22:01:27 (permalink)
    Maybe so, but to see a skinny 6 footer handle 45kg dumbbells with good form, (he probaby had one more rep in him as well) just seems cazy to me.

    How do those small, long, weak looking muscles move big weights? To a see a skinny kid wearing a cap and tracksuit stronger than a lot of big folks or as stong as, seems well, cazy to me anyway.
    post edited by Muscle - 2006/08/28 22:03:50

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    Chriss
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    RE: Why are some skinny people so strong? 2006/08/28 22:02:11 (permalink)
    take a look at some of hulksters lifts at 12stonish.......shocking!
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    drab4
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    RE: Why are some skinny people so strong? 2006/08/29 00:21:07 (permalink)
    Yes actually there are a few guys here on MT who are a lot stronger than they look

    Not mentioning any names as I don't want their heads getting too big or anything lol
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    jim2406
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    RE: Why are some skinny people so strong? 2006/08/29 00:28:40 (permalink)
    there's also the fact that some people are naturally stronger than others

    one of my old housemates didnt lift weights, was around 10 stone, and could do several 1-arm pullups (or silly amounts of regular 2-arm pullups: i think i counted to 30 once then got bored). i know he's light, but still!
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    Ridley Rockets
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    RE: Why are some skinny people so strong? 2006/08/29 00:45:44 (permalink)
    As toxic said the relationship between size and strength isn't linear, this is why Ronnie Coleman cannot bench 3000lb.
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    RE: Why are some skinny people so strong? 2006/08/29 00:46:29 (permalink)
    Pavel claimed that its possible to still progress strength wise without making any gains in bodyweight
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    just t
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    RE: Why are some skinny people so strong? 2006/08/29 00:50:59 (permalink)
    post the links! be fun to see some!

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    RE: Why are some skinny people so strong? 2006/08/29 01:18:27 (permalink)
    cns
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    RE: Why are some skinny people so strong? 2006/08/29 01:20:44 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: drab4

    Yes actually there are a few guys here on MT who are a lot stronger than they look

    Not mentioning any names as I don't want their heads getting too big or anything lol


    Just as well... my local big-hat shop won't let me in because they say I'm too strong. hehe
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    PaulSF
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    RE: Why are some skinny people so strong? 2006/08/29 01:30:36 (permalink)
    It's not how much you lift, it's how much you look like you can lift [:D

    Saying that i'm stronger than i look, well i think i am.
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