lmao Robert… quality! 10 points.
If by some inkling this is an earnest original post, certainly if he has some superior CNS activity and or hyperplasic freakdom, it is possible but judging by his initial first posts, I’ll be safe to bet we won’t be hearing from him any more.
And for the doubters, It’s definitely possible to eat fuck all, put on muscle and lose fat. I’ve cut my food into 1/3 of what I ate, gotten stronger and leaner and put on some muscle in the last 2 months. Having said that, I was beginning to look like Fat Albert so wasn’t hard to drop the lard. Still, I dwarf a few guys at 6’2 and 250 pounds.[/quote]
Posts full of win from Robert A, one of my favorite posters here.
I’m not going to bore you guys with the details, but as far as his lifting numbers go, tall lanky guys are built to deadlift. I dont see anything abnormal about his pull at all, even for a guy who doesn’t train primarily as a lifter. His squat is lower, which you would expext, and points to him having a hips-high start for deadlifting and relying all on hams and low back (which is also common for tall lanky guys), because his legs are not that strong. A squat just over 1.5x bodyweight at isn’t abnormal either. Honestly, I can and have gotten MMA guys to about that point in just a matter of months. It’s good, but not stellar or even abnormal. It’s only abnormal for boxers to be completely honest, and that is because, to be completely frank, their strength and conditioning thought process is roughly 25 years behind every other sport that I jave come int contact with.
I mean no disrespect at all–i have a ton of respect for boxers and love watching the sweet science evrn if I don’t watch it as serioisly as I used to. Boxing as a sport relies on “regular” strength much less than most other sports, certainly including mma where one must shoot, throw, trap, slam, and/or move on the ground as well as clinch. But honestly, these numbers aren’t something that would really take an absurd amount of focus–except for deadlift, which tends to vary the greatest with regard to dependence on “natural build” helping one out (not speaking of “lifting genetics” here, I mean leverages), and overhead press, which is usually a bitch for lanky guys.
Case in point, average time for me to take a mma fighter that weighs 180 or less and make him front squat bodyweight fpr more than 1 rep is probably measured in months, not half-years or years. While he is focusing on fight sciences 5x weekly.
That being said, it’s pretty obvious the kid has spent a disproportionate amount of time on his bench (like most young guys). I do think going fpr 300 would probably take a diroportionate amount of work from fighting…bench is notoriously troublesome for most long limbed guys, and also the most dependent on bodyweight changes for progress (ie: gaining bpdyweight to gain on the lift).
I’m not saying anything about his post’s legitimacy or his deadlift form, but I really think there is a sort of “low bar” set for what are quitr realistically possible numbers without freaky genetics (& as I said, deadlift is at the top end, but not unbelievable)
Please excuse the typo’s I am on.my phone