I have been training for a few years, but more seriously for the last year of so. I have a few training partners who I consider to be decently strong but we each seem to consider ourselves strong in different ways.
For example, one of my friends is a pretty big dude who is over 6' feet tall and he benches about 305 at the moment, weighing around 185 with very low body fat. I on the other hand am a very small person, being only 5'4 and weighing 140 pounds, and I bench 240 coming off of an injury. I have around 10% body fat, probably a bit more.
My friend considers himself decently strong because he lifts over 300 pounds, while I consider myself decently strong because I lift 1.7 times my body weight (a bit higher ratio than his). My question is Who is stronger: the person with the higher weight lifted to body weight ratio or the person who lifts more? I've been curious about this question for a while.