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Heights of Lighter Record Holders?


#1

Does anyone know how tall are some record holders in the 150-170 lbs classes?

Like John Inzer and Oleksandr Kutcher?


#2

Short.


#3

Ha ha.
Are they 5’,5’5", 5’10"?


#4

Jaroslaw Olech 5 foot 2. I met him at the 2009 British bench press champs and he signed my 1 board lol. Phil Richard 5 foot 3 at 67.5kg. Stanazek under 5 foot tall, Precious McKenzie under 5 foot tall.


#5

[quote]aaron_lohan wrote:
Olech 5 foot 2. I met him at the 2009 British bench press champs. Phil Richard 5 foot 3 at 67.5kg. Stanazek under 5 foot tall, Precious McKenzie under 5 foot tall.[/quote]

Oops didnt read of all your OP Stanazek and Mckenzie were in the 56kg weight class.


#6

short, lol. it’s all about the leverages man


#7

Considering that height isn’t all legs or all spine, this would mean someone 7" shorter might only have a 3" leverage advantage(in the DL. i.e. 3" less spine length)… (I’m 5’10").

Applying some mechanics knowledge to the DL, the only length I <> making the lift easier or harder would be that of the spine.


#8

I’d guess most of the top guys in those classes are 5’4 or under. If you’re 5’10, then you’re looking at 242’s as a minimum. I’m 5’11, and I’m 2-3" taller than the top 242s.


#9

[quote]-Vlad- wrote:
Applying some mechanics knowledge to the DL, the only length I <> making the lift easier or harder would be that of the spine.
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Longer legs = you have to be in a lower “squat” position at the start of the DL = harder
Longer arms = you don’t have to go into a lower “squat” position to get low enough to reach the bar = easier

uhh, maybe bigger feet = more stable? :stuck_out_tongue: