It’s easy for a gargantuan, beast of a man to walk around the gym, load a bar to its bending point, and lift a heavy weight that a mere average chap wouldn’t even consider, but it would be very interesting to see what this guy is lifting in relation to his body weight…right? So let's take a look...
To find out what you lift per kg body weight, do the following:
Take your 1 rep max for lets sayyyy your bench press 130kg , now divide this by your weight e.g. 80kg = 1.625. Therefore you would be able to bench close to 1 ¾ of your body weight…bravo sir!
Now take a 100kg male who can bench sayyyy a monstrous 150kg (impressive by any standards), now divide the weight they can bench by their actual body weight as above = 1.5. Therefore the beast is actually lifting 1 ½ times his bodyweight, which in relative terms is less than you.
Should you decide you want to shift a 150kg boulder in the garden one weekend though, I would recommend giving the beast from the gym a quick call! Swallow ya pride…after all, you are pound for pound stronger!
With this in mind then, allow me to direct your attention to an interesting scientific fact…and apparently this is true:
Pound for pound, babies are stronger than an ox. Yup, babies have disproportionately strong and powerful legs for their size, but should you need a cart dragged at any point, my advice is simple and clear…get on the phone to someone that owns an Ox!