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How am i doing? strength/weight ratio

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2006/07/07 00:10:48 (permalink)

How am i doing? strength/weight ratio

I thought it might be a good time for some feedback from people who know what they're doing...here's my weight and what i lift, i'd like to know how my strength to weight ratio is, average, good, whatever. Let me know. And i'd like to know what kind of a ratio would be impressive so i have something to aim for, so let me know what you think.

Weight: 62.6 kg

These numbers were calculated using a 1RM calculator online.

Bench: 91kg max
Squat: around 136kg max

Bi Curl: 30kg X 12
Tri PD: 30kg X 12

Military Press: 41kg X 8 (weak right? what's good here?)

Shoulders seem a little underdeveloped


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    wiffers
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    RE: How am i doing? strength/weight ratio 2006/07/07 02:49:19 (permalink)
    Hard to say mate, especially as your 1rms are not real. ALso dependant on height and body fat. Also depends on etchnique (bicep curl)

    It doesn't matter whether you can lift X or Y (unless you'r a power lifter or strong man), it's about how you look

    So long as weights go up

    It's progression that should be your benchmark

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    RE: How am i doing? strength/weight ratio 2006/07/07 08:04:45 (permalink)
    If you can bench 1.5 times your body weight your doing well. Squats and Deadlifts you should shoot to lift 2 times your body weight. The average man cannot keep a 1-1 ratio. For most of us getting the 1.5 -1 or 2 -1 ratio will yeild a very nice Physique provided diet and cardio are in order.

    As wiffers has said unless your a power lifter or strong man, its really how you look.
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    RE: How am i doing? strength/weight ratio 2006/07/08 00:53:03 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: CoVetous

    If you can bench 1.5 times your body weight your doing well. Squats and Deadlifts you should shoot to lift 2 times your body weight. The average man cannot keep a 1-1 ratio. For most of us getting the 1.5 -1 or 2 -1 ratio will yeild a very nice Physique provided diet and cardio are in order.

    As wiffers has said unless your a power lifter or strong man, its really how you look.


    im hoping to do 1.5-2x my body weight in those exercises, im doing almost 3x bw in leg press, so hoping that will transfer into my squats as i add more weight.
    will be a little while tho, as im 120kg!

    :o
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    RE: How am i doing? strength/weight ratio 2006/07/08 02:47:17 (permalink)
    im doing almost 3x bw in leg press, so hoping that will transfer into my squats !


    Don’t we all wish this was true for squats.

    Squats and leg press differ a great deal. Leg press allows you to move the weight at an incline with little to no strain on your core. Squat however requires many more muscles to be recruited. It also requires you to obtain a great deal of balance. The key to squats is form. You must understand a little tilt can cause allot of damage. This is why allot of people like to do squats on the smith machine. However I recommend against this. While the smith will allow you to hit a higher max it will hurt you in form and slow your potential.

    Starting with leg press is a good thing as it will strengthen those quads a great deal. But I suggest as soon as you can move away and onto squats. Just start low and learn your form and practice, practice, practice. Knee wraps and a spotter are a must IMO. Its also a great idea to these in a cage.

    I personally can leg press around 1400-1500 lbs for max. And doing 1k for sets isn’t that difficult. But I doubt I will be able to do ¼ of this weight on squats.
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    RE: How am i doing? strength/weight ratio 2006/07/08 12:38:06 (permalink)
    yeah, i know its a lot differnet, there is a calculation that someone did which works out the equivalent squat weight to the leg press weight your moving. cant find it tho.

    thankfully i do my squats in a cage, see it as much much safer, tho no spotter atm :/

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    RE: How am i doing? strength/weight ratio 2006/07/08 12:45:36 (permalink)
    i think any calculation is gona be junk in this case

    Their is simply so many unknown factors when shifting from LP to Squat. You could have a great LP and weak abs/lats/lower back/etc meaning your squat wouldnt be so hot
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