I was discussing with a friend of mine about a local guy who at 117lbs. who benched 270lbs. My friend didn't think it was impressive because 270lbs. isn't alot of weight to bench. So I'm curious what do most people hold in higher regard? maximum weight or relative strength?
I think it works both ways, if guys are smaller or beginners I typically hold relative strength in higher regard, however when the guys are bigger and have obviously spent time training for size and strength overal strength is more impressive.
For instance this video, the guy is 181lbs. pulling 771, that is 4.26x his bodyweight. Is he stronger/more impressive than big zeke whom at about 375lbs. can pull 950lbs. which is only 2.53x his bodyweight.