I hunted around and found a posting on the forums discussing the different shapes or proportions for bodybuilding in terms of ratio / proportion of the muscles and build and I got the impression there are a few competing ideas and pro-bodybuilding is a whole different ballgame. The ideals or aims mostly looked at size (muscles in inches) but I was wondering if anyone has any advice in relation to proportional strength (how much weight the muscle can lift)(assuming you want to look proportional / stay safely balanced / avoid injury) ?
For example (all for reps) if you can curl 40lb dumbells what should you be able to do for triceps? If you can squat 200 what should you be able to bench? I’m assuming there should be a relationship between the opposing muscle groups and maybe a relationship between the larger groups if you want to keep them proportional. Also I thought to do heavier lifts there is a certain amount of lower back strength / wrist strength which might be necessary to do the lift correctly. wondering if anyone has any suggestions or ratios relating proportionate strength?
If this should be put in another forum pls let me know.