Originally Posted by x RENEGADE x
Ok. So we somewhat dismissed builds of average male height's...but what about serious lifters?
How about this:
5'6 at 180
6'5 at 260
Both at very nice body fat levels ~6-8%
Now what? See, in this case, I feel like tall people have more potential to be stronger overall. Filling out the frame is harder, but IF it does indeed get filled out, wouldn't the taller guy lift way more weight due to overall more surface area of muscle? Granted there is still a lot of bone mass, but shouldn't the length of the muscles compensate for this?
thats hard to compare because the ht/wt isnt comparable between the 2. the 5'6 guy is 2.72 pounds per inch, the 6'5 guy is 3.37. so the 6'5 is proportionally bigger.
Originally Posted by peltco123
260lb guy makes 180lb guy look like girl in lifting contest
true, because the heights and weights arent proportional
a person who is 6'5 260 is proportipnal to someone who is 5'6 222. someone who is 5'6 222 is probably going to be able to lift more i'd say.
and someone whos 5'6 180 is proportional to someone whos 6'5 210. i think that one would be closer.
im 6'3, and id say being short helps for sure. lets take bench as an example. im assuming most of you go down to your chest? when some short people who go down to their chest their elbows are right around a 90* angle, but if i go down to my chest i'm well past 90. so not only would i have a longer distance, but also a larger range of motion too.