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Strong Teens? What's the Standard?

I was reading over Michael Boyle’s article ‘so you think you know strong’ and i was wondering what could be classified as ‘strong’ for a teen, or do the same standards apply?

CYC

if you have to ask your not strong enough :slight_smile:

Hanley, whats CYC stand for?

My neighbor Carl Yngvar Christensen…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSpP8gfdwLE

[quote]Asoss wrote:
My neighbor Carl Yngvar Christensen…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSpP8gfdwLE [/quote]

Speechless

That’s some REAL squatting. Awesome.

OH DAM. Thats seriously impressive.
As far as teens go, being at or above a
2xBW deadlift, 1.5 BW bench, and 2xBW Squat is pretty impressive, idk though theres not much of a comparason in my school, only 15 or so kids lift.

Here is a teen client of mine. He is strong for 15.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTwTUMmwOV0

[quote]-ck wrote:
Here is a teen client of mine. He is strong for 15.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTwTUMmwOV0 [/quote]

mmm pantera.

whats strong for a teen, is whats strong for a grown man…

What I consider strong overall is 400+ on bench, 600+ on squat, and 700+ on deadlift.

But those are just general numbers, there are many factors in what makes a person strong.

Mega Newb is a pretty damn strong teenager.

Here is his log: http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/blog_sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_log/mega_newbs_training_log_1?id=2093862&pageNo=0

[quote]Asoss wrote:
My neighbor Carl Yngvar Christensen…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSpP8gfdwLE

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That kid is a monster.

Its fairly obvious hes going conservative on his lifts, they are smooth and easy almost, doesn’t want to get hurt and ruin his future career.

Hes got a huge future ahead of himself.

[quote]Asoss wrote:
My neighbor Carl Yngvar Christensen…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSpP8gfdwLE

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Holy fuck!!

[quote]Mega Newb wrote:
whats strong for a teen, is whats strong for a grown man…

What I consider strong overall is 400+ on bench, 600+ on squat, and 700+ on deadlift.

But those are just general numbers, there are many factors in what makes a person strong.[/quote]

I’d say that the numbers above are about right. I would maybe even go a bit lower of the deadlift. Outside of elite powerlifters, a 700 lb pull is hellacious. I have seen a few big jacked kids (ballplayers mostly) that have awesome raw benches and good raw squats (albeit sky high), but getting beyond six plates on deads is a challenge for most especially if they don’t have big hands.

Honestly, I have never been real keen on the whole teen and juniors distinction (and sub master and masters for that matter). It’s been my observation that a young guy that weighs X and had been competing a few year is in pretty much the same boat as a 30 year old guy that weighs X and has been competing for a few years.

[quote]Pinto wrote:
Mega Newb wrote:
whats strong for a teen, is whats strong for a grown man…

What I consider strong overall is 400+ on bench, 600+ on squat, and 700+ on deadlift.

But those are just general numbers, there are many factors in what makes a person strong.

I’d say that the numbers above are about right. I would maybe even go a bit lower of the deadlift. Outside of elite powerlifters, a 700 lb pull is hellacious. I have seen a few big jacked kids (ballplayers mostly) that have awesome raw benches and good raw squats (albeit sky high), but getting beyond six plates on deads is a challenge for most especially if they don’t have big hands.

Honestly, I have never been real keen on the whole teen and juniors distinction (and sub master and masters for that matter). It’s been my observation that a young guy that weighs X and had been competing a few year is in pretty much the same boat as a 30 year old guy that weighs X and has been competing for a few years.

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yeah thats true about the deadlift, most teens in football never deadlift, but almost always squat. I knew some seniors last year who could squat 500-550 off a low box with a olympic belt. But they couldnt deadlift that lol.

[quote]Mega Newb wrote:
whats strong for a teen, is whats strong for a grown man…

What I consider strong overall is 400+ on bench, 600+ on squat, and 700+ on deadlift.

But those are just general numbers, there are many factors in what makes a person strong.[/quote]

haha raw or geared?

[quote]CBar29 wrote:
Mega Newb wrote:
whats strong for a teen, is whats strong for a grown man…

What I consider strong overall is 400+ on bench, 600+ on squat, and 700+ on deadlift.

But those are just general numbers, there are many factors in what makes a person strong.

haha raw or geared? [/quote]

Well considering the squat is bellow the deadlift, and the bench is low compared to everything else. One would assume when looking at those numbers, that I was talking about raw.

Of course your numbers also imply that strong teen = heavy teen right?

strong for a teen? it would be better to answer the question when understanding how big your “pond” is. on this website, you may be considered weak but in your gym class, you are probably the BMOC. I thought I was pretty strong before I got into my upper classman football program(felt like a little fish). I was a freshman in high school, benching 255x3 and sqautting 365 for sets. also heavy at 225 understand?