Outside of neural adaptations, improving of technique and leverages your body has to build more muscle to get stronger.
Can someone explain to me the following:
Omarisuf max bench 340lb+
Frank Yang max bench 315+
Max Chewning puts up crazy squat deadlift numbers but doesn’t have a great physique to go with it.
Greg O Gallagher benches over 300lb
Now the 2 following actually have an impressive amount of muscle and are still strong but nowhere near as strong as the guys above.
Hodgetwins max decline bench 355lb
Joe Delaney seen him flat db press 90lbs for 5 probably benches mid 200s
Are these small/strong people just genetic outliers that are fortunate if they wanted to compete as athletes and powerlifters but are unfortunate when it comes to bodybuilding/aesthetics ?
How would someone like frank yang progressive overload and continue to gain muscle when he’s already benching 300+lb ?
Is it diet ?
Somewhat expert opinion: