Bear Vs. Gorilla. I actually say a person might have a good chance because we’re more agile. (Aren’t you supposed to be able to outrun a bear if you zigzag between trees?) I would think that you could jump on his back and give him a few bows to the back of the head near the bottom of the spine. Obviously you would never try to head-to-head him. Anyone knows the weight of the bear alone would kill you.
Also, a bear isn’t as agile on his back legs (which is how he strikes). That is your opportunity to run around him. He can’t strike, with his paws, as fast on all fours but is more agile. The last time I 1rm’d my squat was 615. That seems like enough force to push a 1000lb bear around (he’s not static weight and doesn’t have great balance on two legs).
I think a bear would stand on two legs to fight a human. We’re simply better adapted to maneuvering on two legs.[/quote]