Squat: between decent and good (1.85xBW)
Bench: between good and great (1.75xBW)
DL: Good (2.3xBW)
OHP: between decent and good (145 lbs)
Leg press: don’t know
BO Row: don’t know
Push ups: between good and great (75 reps)
Dips: great (60)
Pull ups: almost great (26)
EZ curl: don’t know
Skull crusher: don’t know
elbow plank: don’t know.
Squat: 1.5 x BW so between good and great
Leg Press: Don’t Know
Bent Over Row: Between good and great
Push-ups: Don’t Know
Dips: I NEVER train.
Pull-ups - Great
EZ Bicep Curls: Don’t Know
Skull Crusher: Don’t Know
Elbow Plank: Good
Not to derail this, but if anyone wants to check their ratios to see if they are a balanced lifter, if their lifts are moving in proportion or if one lift is very weak compared to others, this is a fun article. Also, nice for people who also train Front Squats or OLY lifts. You can figure out if your Front Squat is where it should be in comparison to your Back Squat, for example, so you know if you have a form issue.
This might seem like a stupid question, but are there any pro bodybuilders that are not strong? I only ask because it seems to get big you have to have some baseline of strength in order to do that. Like I mean there has to be some baseline of strength right? I can’t imagine any pro bodybuilders only being able to bench 225 or squat 225 for example. I know they won’t have maximal strength the same way a powerlifter would, but I imagine a lot of the pros are strong in their own right.
I don’t know a single thing about bodybuilding so this is why I ask.
True. On something like a row, I can’t activate lats well unless the weight is a lot less. If it’s heavy, it’s all traps and bis. That happens a lot where if you’re lifting for aesthetics, you are better off working at lower weights where you have better MMC for a specific muscle.
Since I do not train primarily for strength, am not a PLer, it’s a little bit fun for me to see that I’m not completely pathetic even though I’ve never done 5/3/1. Lol.
Some of these strength standards by BW do really favor smaller people. I really like to train pull-ups, but of course I weigh half of what some of you guys weigh, so it’s probably not as impressive as it seems to see a chick built like a little gymnast rocking a lot of pull-ups. We often see small men who are good at rock climbing. Same deal. Lots of upper body strength relative to their size.
WHOOT! If you really want to feel awesome, go look at the Kilgore Academy strength standards by age.
Those will really inflate your ego. For someone into competitive PLing, I’m just barely respectable, OK, in my DL and my Squat is pretty sad compared to what really talented PLers can do, but the age standards make me sound like I’m Marisa Inda. Lol.