Respect Thy Man That Can Lifteth The Mostest!?

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!

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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